Diagnosis and Treatment Glossary

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

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Monocyte

A variety of white blood cell, 16-20μm in diameter, that has a kidney-shaped nucleus and grayish-blue cytoplasm (when treated with Romanowsky stains).  Its function is the ingestion of foreign particles, such as bacteria and tissue debris.