Every Friday morning, Mayra Cruz Rivera swallows seven pills of methotrexate at once. The chemotherapy drugs immediately leave a hard metallic taste in her mouth, and her body doesn’t like them — she throws up a lot, and she’s been having seizures. It takes all the effort she can muster to manager lupus, a devastating autoimmune disease,
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For Shepherd’s Hope volunteer physician Asad Ali Sheikh, MD, medical director of oncology and hematology at UF Health Cancer Center–Orlando Health, Shepherd’s Hope has been a place for both providing healing and finding his own hope for the past five … Continue reading →