Picture this: I’m cruising along with family, career and all the trimmings. At a routine physical, my doctor says there are some labs he’d like to repeat. They were all normal six months ago, but in two days, he tells me he thinks I have multiple myeloma. Cue all the diagnostic tests you can think … Continue reading Why multiple myeloma will never slow me down
In the fall of 2012, eight years after I joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that is treatable, but not yet curable. Some specialists we saw gave me two to three years, but Brian Berryman, MD, an oncologist on the medical staff … Continue reading Taking the stage to share my cancer story, because Cancer Blows!
Ryan Anthony has always spoken through his trumpet. Then, suddenly, his trumpet was telling him that something was wrong. Anthony, a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra whose musical skills have taken him around the world, was getting chest and back pains when he performed. “That brought me in to the doctor,” Anthony said. “It … Continue reading Trumpet player striking ‘blows’ against blood cancer
It’s the hottest ticket in town… to a sold out concert at Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center tomorrow night, where world-renowned musicians will gather on one stage to send the message, “Cancer Blows!” Distinguished performers include Doc Severinsen, Lee Loughnane (founding member of the band Chicago), Arturo Sandoval, and more, all coming together to honor Ryan Anthony, a … Continue reading WATCH LIVE: Cancer Blows! Local cancer survivor creates musical fundraiser