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Peutz Jeghers syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Lentiginosis, perioral
  • Periorificial lentiginosis syndrome
  • Peutz-Jeghers polyposis
  • PJS
  • Polyposis, hamartomatous intestinal
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  • I have many dark colored spots on my lips, inside my cheek, and on my gum. These spots developed while I was in my thirties. Although I do not have gastrointestinal symptoms and my family history is negative, my dermatologist has suggested the possibility of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS). I am concerned about the high incidence of cancer in PJS patients and would like to know if definitive testing is available. Click here for answer