Diagnosis and Treatment Glossary

Here are some of the common terms used in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.  

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Lymphoblast

An abnormal cell present in the blood and the blood-forming organs in case of a type of leukaemia (lymphoblastic leukaemia).  It has a large nucleus with very scanty cytoplasm and was once thought to be the precursor of the lymphocyte.