What is the difference between T-Cell and B-Cell ALL?

B-Cell (or pre-B-Cell) and T-Cell are the two main subtypes of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The difference is in which type of white blood cell is mutated into leukemia cells – B-Cells or T-Cells. These cells each have a slightly different function in the bodies immune system, so the mutation into leukemia has different effects on the body depending on the cell type. Treatment protocols and prognosis are similar.


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