Acid Phosphatase Total (ACP)

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    Above 10 years

    Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancer types that impacts a man’s prostate gland. The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland found in men, and it's responsible for producing seminal fluid that helps nourish and transport the sperms. It also secretes prostate-specific antigen, a specific protein which ensures that semen stays in its liquid form and also aids urine control.

    Most prostate cancers grow slowly and stay confined to the gland itself, thus causing little to no serious harm. Other cancer types are a bit more aggressive and can spread in no time. So, if it's detected in the early stages while the cancer is still in the gland, it can get treated successfully.

    In its early stages, prostate cancer hardly indicates any warning signs. When it gets more advanced, though, it shows the following alarming symptoms:

    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Unintentional weight loss
    • Pain in the bones, pelvis, hips and back
    • Blood in semen and urine
    • Weak urine stream
    • Trouble while urinating
    • Frequent urge to pee, especially in the night
    • Painful ejaculation
    • Extreme exhaustion

    Now, there is no known cause for prostate cancer. It arises when there are DNA changes in the prostate cells. Usually, the DNA present in cells instructs it to perform the generic function. But, when this DNA changes, it causes the cells to double up and divide themselves more than usual. These abnormal cells continue to thrive while the normal cells die.

    The accumulation of abnormal cells creates a tumour which invades whatever nearby tissue is present. Slowly, these cells break away and metastasise or spread to other body parts.

    The following individuals are at higher risk of developing prostate cancer:

    • Older than 50
    • Belonging to the black community
    • Previous family history of prostate cancer or breast cancer
    • Obese people

    If you belong to any of these categories and observe any symptoms of prostate cancer, reach out to your healthcare provider. Your doctor will likely run an acid phosphate total or ACP test.

    Acid phosphate is an enzyme primarily found in the body, especially in men's prostate glands. This enzyme is found 100 times more in volume in the prostate than in any other body part.

    So, when prostate cancer happens, the acid phosphate levels also simultaneously increase in number. 
    Hence, getting an ACP test will help:

    • Diagnose prostate cancer
    • Determine the accurate level of acid phosphate
    • Assess the effectiveness of the cancer treatment

    The earlier you get tested, the quicker your treatment will begin. It amps up the chance for fruitful treatment. Otherwise, if left untreated, prostate cancer can lead to many health complications like:

    • Metastasized cancer that spreads to the bladder or travels through the lymphatic system or bloodstream to bones and other organs
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Erectile dysfunction

    So, book your ACP test at Apollo 24|7 today. It's quick, convenient and affordable, and you will receive the results within five days!

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    Prostate cancer is one form of cancer that attacks the men's prostate gland. It's the second most common cancer after skin cancer and affects around 1 out of 8 men. Its treatment is generally very effective if the disease is caught early. So, routine screening or ACP test is essential to detect cancer before it spreads.
    If the cancer is localised to the prostate gland, your doctor may suggest the following treatment options: Watchful monitoring Surgery Radiation therapy, either external or internal
    Advanced prostate cancer may spread to other parts of your body. If it does, or if you get cancer after remission, the following treatment options might help: Chemotherapy Hormonal therapy Immunotherapy Targeted therapy
    The prostate gland is quite vital in sexual reproduction. So, the treatment for prostate cancer may affect your fertility. For example, if your doctor recommends surgery, it may be done to remove part of the gland or testicles, which may affect semen production. Similarly, radiation therapy and hormonal treatment may damage the quality and quantity of semen.
    Yes, certain factors may increase your risk for prostate cancer: Vasectomy surgery STIs or sexually transmitted infections Prostate inflammation Exposure to certain chemicals Alcohol consumption Smoking High-fat diets
    If you follow the following preventive measures, it may help lower the risk of developing prostate cancer: Eating a healthy diet full of vegetables and fruits Consuming healthy food instead of supplements Exercise routine Ensuring your weight is at a healthy level

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results