Type of disease: Rare conditions
Ameloblastic carcinoma is a rare oral cancer that commonly develops towards the back of the lower or upper jaw. The cancer can develop spontaneously or arise from a preexisting ameloblastoma. A common early symptom is swelling. The underlying cause of the cancer is not well understood. Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.