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Can a high IgE level in the blood be an indicator that I have cancer

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
No: Actually just the opposite. There is an inverse association of high blood levels of ige and malignancies. The body seems to benefit from the allergy r... Read More
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Usually not: High ige is usually a sign of allergy not malignancy.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Probably not: High ige levels are usually related to allergic disorders and some lung disorders. Cancer is not a common cause of high ige levels.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Allergy, parasites: An elevated ige is more likely to be due to allergy or parasitic infestation rather than reaction to cancer. Why were ige levels done? You should ta... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Consider allergy: There are five types of antibodies in the blood. The other word for antibody is immunoglobulin, or ig. The five types of antibody are g (keeps you... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Donating blood will not lower IgE levels.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Elevated IgE: suggests systemic allergic response. Please obtain formal allergy testing.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Why not?: I am not aware of any prohibition about blood donation with a high ige level. Is your eosinophil count above 1500? If so, you need to get it checke... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Allergic: It simply means she carries a very elevated level of the allergic antibody and predisposes her to allergies and the allergic diathesis more than someo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Why??: is this test result causing you "tension"..It just shows your allergic potential in your lungs, skin, and mucous membranes and is an objective finding... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Talk to doctor: If you are healthy otherwise, it is entirely possible that the elevated IgE is from your pollen allergies. Do note that people with eczema can have I... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Likely allergies: Parasitic infections in the us are much less likely than allergies as a cause for elevated ige levels (unless you have had recent travel outside the u... Read More

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