H63D Gene Mutation & Severe Iron in my brain
I will try my best to be concise with my issue. In 2013 I had breast cancer and had 3 surgeries that year. I felt that I was having some cognitive issues (I didn't know if it was from all of the anectisa that year). My doctor ordered a fractional MRI (at University of South Florida). The results came back that I had severe iron build up in my brain for someone my age (46 at the time) and that it was indicative of some of the neurodegenerative disorders.
My dr told me "not to worry about it." However, being me, I'm concerned about it! So, I went to a Hematologist in Sarasota and I tested positive for one of the more unknown genes for Hemochromatosis the H63D (homogeneous). Yet, my overall ferritin level in my body was low. My hematologist said in his 20 years of practice he has never seen anything like it. With the iron being in my brain but not other organs.
Does anyone have any information on this? I now live in Wisconsin about an hour actually from Mayo in Rochester. I would really like to know what is going on because if I can do something now about this iron that would help me, I want to. I'm very concerned about this. I haven't had another fractional MRI since then. However, my 2011 MRI is uploaded in the Mayo system (I saw a Neurologist in Eau Claire, WI), but only had the report at that time, not the images.
No one there seems to know what to do with me.. Any input is greatly appreciated! Best wishes and positive thoughts to everyone!