Meet Our Top 10

Top 10 Social HealthMakers: Breast Cancer

These experts and patient advocates share their breast cancer advice and experiences. Learn the signs, treatments and prevention of breast cancer.

1 / 11 Meet Our Top 10

These experts and patient advocates share their breast cancer advice and experiences, helping sufferers learn more about the signs, symptoms, treatments and prevention of breast cancer.

Liz Szabo

2 / 11 Liz Szabo

Liz Szabo is a medical reporter with USA Today, where she covers cancer, heart disease, pediatrics, public health, women's health, parenting, AIDS, infectious disease and environmental health. Szabo was awarded the Excellence in Media Award by the Campaign for Public Health Foundation sponsored by the Kellogg Foundation.


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Stacey Vitiello, MD

3 / 11 Stacey Vitiello, MD

Stacey Vitiello, MD, is a breast imaging specialist and blogger. In addition to writing on, she writes the blog "The Breast Diaries" on, and contributes to The Atlantic as a health blogger. Dr. Vitiello attended the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and received her fellowship at the Yale University Medical Center, where she was named the Radiology Fellow of the Year in 2000. She is certified by the American Board of Radiology, and is currently on staff at Montclair Breast Center in New Jersey.

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Nalini Chilkov, LAc, OMD

4 / 11 Nalini Chilkov, LAc, OMD

Nalini Chilkov, LAc, OMD is a leading edge authority in the field of Integrative Cancer Care, Cancer Prevention and Immune Enhancement. She is the Founder of where she offers online programs and resources that empower and transform. Dr. Chilkov brings over 30 years of clinical experience combining the best of Modern Functional Medicine with the ancient wisdom of Traditional Oriental and Natural Healing.


Charles Bankhead

5 / 11 Charles Bankhead

Charles Bankhead is a medical writer who contributes to He has been a writer for 20 years, with experience as a writer and editor at numerous publications, including Medical World News. Bankhead has received awards and accolades from various organizations, such as the American Heart Association, Public Relations Society of America and Council for Advancement and Support of Education.


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Kathy-Ellen Kups

6 / 11 Kathy-Ellen Kups

Kathy-Ellen Kups is a cancer fighter herself. She was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2003 and has been cancer-free since April 2004. She has been writing the breast cancer blog "Life with Breast Cancer" for since 2006. Through her writing, she describes her personal fight with cancer and provides users with valuable information to help them in their fight against the disease. A registered nurse, Kups uses her blog to encourage others to be vigilant about their health and advocate for cancer patients, including those who are medically underinsured and uninsured.



Pam Stephan

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Pam Stephan is the Breast Cancer Guide for, and a 10-year breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in 2002 and uses her personal experiences as a patient and caregiver (her husband's family has a history of cancer) to help provide readers with the best information to make better decisions about their treatment options. Stephan knows firsthand how daunting the process of cancer treatment can be, and has made it her priority to provide patients and their loved ones with the resources necessary to make them feel empowered and encouraged in their fight.

Gayle Sulik, PhD

8 / 11 Gayle Sulik, PhD

Gayle Sulik, PhD, is author of the blog "Pink Ribbon Blues" and the book Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women's Health. As a medical sociologist, Dr. Sulik seeks to start a new conversation about breast cancer awareness that refocuses attention from consumption and corporate sponsorship toward individual women's suffering -- something she feels should be at the heart of all breast cancer dialogue. 


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Marilynn Marchione

9 / 11 Marilynn Marchione

Marilynn Marchione is chief medical writer for the Associated Press, covering major medical meetings and national health stories. Prior to writing for the Associated Press, she wrote for the Milwaukee Journal SentinelChicago Sun-Times and Akron Beacon Journal. She was awarded the 2010 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting for bringing medical science information to readers in a way that is relevant to their personal health choices.


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Elizabeth Landau

10 / 11 Elizabeth Landau

Elizabeth Landau was a health and science writer and producer for CNN. Landau's articles cover everything from obesity and mental health disorders to medical devices and cancer. She earned her master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously wrote for Dow Jones Newswire.


Jean Campbell

11 / 11 Jean Campbell

Jean Campbell is a breast cancer survivor and author of the blog and online resource "No Boobs About It." The site seeks to educate the public about breast cancer therapies, help navigate breast cancer during and after treatment, provide information on the latest research and therapy options and offer patients relief from often exhausting treatment regimens. Previously, Campbell worked as director of the American Cancer Society's New York City Patient Navigator Program, which partners with hospitals and healthcare providers to make cancer screenings an easier process.