The severity of this disorder depends on the type of chemotherapy and the duration of treatment. Fortunately, chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia can be managed with platelet transfusions, additional medications, such as blood cell growth factors, or with blood stem cell transplants.
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Here are some equivalents from the American Institute for Cancer Research to help you figure out portion sizes:
A ½-cup serving of chopped vegetables or chopped fruit is the size of half a baseball, or enough to make a rounded handful in an adult hand
A one-cup serving of leafy vegetables is the size of a baseball, or an adult fist
A ¼-cup serving of chopped fresh fruit is the size of a golf ball, or a small handful