|To your good health: The genetics of hereditary hemochromatosis|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DEAR DR ROACH: I have hereditary hemochromatosis. I know that means that I received the HH gene from both parents; however, neither of my parents had HH. As I learn more about this very common genetic condition, I am wondering if my maternal grandfather, who died from colon cancer at a young age, and my paternal grandmother, who died from liver cancer, could both have had HH.
Could you please explain how this disease is inherited? — J.H.
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