About PTEN World

PTEN World is an international online support group for families with PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS). Members may support each other on their profiles and in the discussion forum. PHTS is a spectrum of disorders caused by mutations of the PTEN gene. These disorders are characterized by multiple hamartomas that can affect various areas of the body. Hamartoma is a general term for benign tumor-like malformation composed of mature cells and tissue normally found in the affected area that have grown in a disorganized manner.