Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

Definition / meaning of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

A genetic disorder in which polyps form in the intestine and dark spots appear on the mouth and fingers. Having PJS increases the risk of developing gastrointestinal and many other types of cancer. Also called PJS.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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