T-CELL Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia / T-CELL Lymphoblastic Lymphoma


in a Nutshell

T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL) are considered the same disease, differing by the extent of bone marrow infiltration.

Parents who have been there would also tell you these things you should know;

  1. The reaction to chemotherapy should be really quick (couple of weeks) regardless of the cancer stage.
  2. With teenaged boys, whenever possible try and save sperm before the treatment.
  3. You should speak with Dr. Peter Steinherz from memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NY.


see also parent’s Blogs & interviews about this disease

External links:

U.S National Library of Medicine
T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in a 12 year old boy – Testimonial