Diagnosis and Treatment Glossary

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

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Myeloblast

The earliest identifiable cell that gives rise to a granulocyte, having a large nucleus and scanty cytoplasm.  It is normally found in the blood-forming tissue of the bone marrow, but may appear in the blood in a variety of diseases, most notably in acute meyloblastic leukaemia.