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Peutz Jeghers Syndrome

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Question: peutz jeghers syndrome info? Father had a polyp that tested postive in jejunum. Anyone else had experience with this?? My sister and I have started tests eg: colonoscopy/gastroscopy for this. Would love to hear from others who have had or know about it

Answer: You can find lots of us PJS people at Much information below. - Stephanie ***************** Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome News Spring-Summer 2007 Here are several new resources for people with PJS. Sent with warm, healing wishes from Stephanie Sugars * The Genetest PJS entry has recently been updated and includes information about a new genetic testing method, the PillCam and a new surgical method. Good to share with medical professionals. * Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome and Management Recommendations - article from Johns Hopkins includes suggested screening for PJS people & at-risk family members. * The new genetic test method, MLPA, has increased the accuracy of genetic testing. Those with previously negative or inconclusive test results may wish to be retested. Labs are listed at the website. * Free genetic testing is available (no travel necessary) through Professor Rodney Scott, Division of Genetics, Hunter Area Pathology Services, John Hunter Hosipital, Lookout Road, NEW LAMBTON NSW 2305 AUSTRALIA * Learn more about the PillCam at * Learn more about the new surgical method, double balloon enteroscopy at This method allows the entire small bowel to be scoped and will replace major or endoscopic surgery in some PJS patients. * Patients are reporting success with the bowel prep Miralax. * In the USA there is a new pancreatic cancer screening study for PJS people. The first center to offer testing is Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. UCLA in Los Angeles, CA; MD Anderson in Houston, TX; and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN will also have screening sites. * A similar study is open in the UK in Liverpool * And Dr. Stratakis continues to study PJS patients in Bethesda, MD, USA * For laboratories, research studies and information in Europe * For more information on PJS and to join the free support group If email volume is a problem, join digest mode for one daily email. Or go nomail to search the archives as needed. * There are many new articles on PJS and the PJS gene LKB1 or STK11 available at

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