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It is possible that the main title of the report Ameloblastic Carcinoma is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Ameloblastic carcinoma is a rare malignant (cancerous) tumor that normally begins in the bones of the jaw. It is classified as an odontogenic tumor, meaning that it arises from the epithelium that forms the enamel of the teeth. The pattern of epithelial growth is similar to the developing tooth germ and distinctive enough to separate it from other epithelial malignances. Symptoms may include progressive pain and swelling of the jaw. Ameloblastic carcinoma may spread (metastasize) to affect other organs of the body.
Carcinoma refers to a malignancy that arises from epithelium. For instance carcinoma of the skin is termed 'squamous cell carcinoma' and carcinoma from glandular epithelium is termed 'adenocarcinoma'. The term "cancer" refers to a group of diseases characterized by abnormal, uncontrolled cellular growth that invades surrounding tissues and may spread (metastasize) to distant bodily tissues or organs via the bloodstream, the lymphatic system, or other means. Different forms of cancer, including odontogenic tumors, are classified based upon the cell type involved, the specific nature of the malignancy, and the disease's clinical course.
American Cancer Society, Inc.
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- Ste 6000
- Atlanta, GA 30303
- Tel: (404)320-3333
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Canadian Cancer Society
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Cancer Support Community
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Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
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National Cancer Institute
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National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
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Rare Cancer Alliance
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Last Updated: 12/31/1969
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