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Glossary: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

(putz-JAY-gerz SIN-drome)

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.