Iron Overload (cont.)
Dennis Lee, MD
Dr. Lee was born in Shanghai, China, and received his college and medical training in the United States. He is fluent in English and three Chinese dialects. He graduated with chemistry departmental honors from Harvey Mudd College. He was appointed president of AOA society at UCLA School of Medicine. He underwent internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
In this Article
- What is hereditary hemochromatosis?
- How is hereditary hemachromatosis inherited?
- What are the symptoms and signs of hemochromatosis?
- How is hemochromatosis diagnosed?
- How is hemochromatosis treated?
- What are dietary recommendations in hemochromatosis?
- What are the recommendations for screening for liver cancer in hemochromatosis?
What are the recommendations for screening for liver cancer in hemochromatosis?
Liver cancers (hepatoma or hepatocellular cancer) mainly occur in patients with cirrhosis. Therefore, patients with hemochromatosis and cirrhosis should have abdominal ultrasound examinations and blood tests for alpha-fetal protein (a protein produced by liver cancer) every six months.
Medically reviewed by Edward Spence, MD; American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Medical Genetics with subspecialties in Clinical Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics
CDC, Hemochromatosis ( Iron Loading Disease) Training & Education - EpidemiologyPrevalence
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