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Do "dead" cancer cells produce PSA?

moonlitnight
Posts: 54
Joined: May 2013

This might seem like the world's daftest question but could dead PCa cells release PSA? It is a protein, and dead cells are composed of various proteins. The reason I ask is that I just had a dream that someone told me this. (My husband's PSA recently went up from 0.3 to 1.9, and this has been on my mind a lot.) I was intrigued by the idea and so googled it to no avail other than a site selling supplements that claimed cancer markers could be higher when there is cancer cell die-off, and in literature from the author of Outsmart Your Cancer. Neither was backed up by any scientific data. Any biologists here to refute/explain? I know that the most likely cause is ADT resistance, but the PSA was falling and then rapidly went up - right after dosing heavily on some alternative treatments. Not the result I'd have expected. We have an appointment with the oncologist tomorrow and with the naturopathic oncologist next week.

moonlitnight
Posts: 54
Joined: May 2013

Yes they do...asked the oncologist. However, he thinks it unlikely it could cause an increase unless the die-off was significant.

 

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