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Glossary Term

B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia     (... sel uh-KYOOT LIM-foh-BLAS-tik loo-KEE-mee-uh)

An aggressive (fast-growing) type of leukemia (blood cancer) in which too many B-cell lymphoblasts (immature white blood cells) are found in the bone marrow and blood. It is the most common type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Also called B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia and precursor B-lymphoblastic leukemia.