Images - Healthy and Leukemic Blood Cells
A marrow smear from a healthy patient. Dark-purple stained cells are lymphocytes, normal white blood cells.
Bone marrow from a healthy patient. Note the many types of cells that are present, along with the large white fat cells.
A high-power microscopic view of normal blood. The stained cells are two normal lymphoblasts and a neutrophil, both types of white blood cells.
Bone marrow from an ALL patient. The marrow is dominated by lymphoblasts, with few other cell types present. This is especially visible in the small number of fat cells.
Cells from an L1 ALL patient. ALL is classified into three levels based on the size of the cancerous cells. L1 cells are small and uniform.
Cells from an L3 ALL patient. This type of leukemia is characterized by large and varied malignant cells with vacuoles.