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Meet Our Top 10

Top Ten Social HealthMakers: Skin Cancer

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

1 / 11 Meet Our Top 10

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

Jeff Benabio, MD

2 / 11 Jeff Benabio, MD

Dr. Jeff Benabio is the physician director of healthcare transformation at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California. He is a board certified dermatologist and member of the American Academy of Dermatology, and for seven years has experimented with digital technologies to find better ways to care for patients.

 

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Chelsea Price

3 / 11 Chelsea Price

Chelsea Price used to associate being tan as being beautiful. Now, after being diagnosed with Stage III melanoma, she goes to the beach after 4 p.m., wears sunscreen and is leading a charge to drive awareness about the dangers of using tanning beds.

 

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Adventures with My Enemy Melanoma

Charles Camisa, MD

4 / 11 Charles Camisa, MD

Dr. Charles Camisa has practiced medicine for over 30 years and is a leading expert in psoriasis, autoimmune bullous diseases, and other complex skin conditions. He received his medical training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and completed his dermatology residency at NYU Skin and Cancer Department, where he served as chief resident.
 
Liz Szabo

5 / 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.

 

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Susan Hayes

6 / 11 Susan Hayes

Susan Hayes’ daughter, Jillian, was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma in September, 2010. Hayes' blog Jillian's Journey With Melanoma, details Jillian's diagnosis as well as Susan's role as caregiver. She created her blog in an effort to help raise awareness for melanoma, especially in young people.

 

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Jillian's Journey with Melanoma

Ava Shamban, MD

7 / 11 Ava Shamban, MD

Dr. Ava Shamban, a renowned board certified dermatologist, serves as assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the UCLA-Geffen School of Medicine and is recognized as the Extreme Makeover dermatologist.

 

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Cynthia Bailey, MD

8 / 11 Cynthia Bailey, MD

Dr. Cynthia Bailey, a board-certified dermatologist, has practiced dermatology for more than 24 years. She has spent much of her career conducting laboratory research on the effect of sunlight on skin disease.

 

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Dr. Cynthia Bailey Skin Care 

Len Lichtenfeld, MD

9 / 11 Len Lichtenfeld, MD

Dr. Len Lichtenfeld is deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. Among his responsibilities is directing the Society's cancer control science department, a group of internationally recognized experts focusing on the prevention and early detection of cancer, as well as emerging science and trends in cancer.

 

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Ellen Marmur, MD

10 / 11 Ellen Marmur, MD

Dr. Ellen Marmur is a leading dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. She is a recognized and admired expert in skin cancer diagnosis and surgery, Mohs surgery reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and women’s health dermatology.

 

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Katie Wilkes

11 / 11 Katie Wilkes

Katie Wilkes is a 20-something melanoma survivor “learning to love the skin I was born in.” After years of tanning, Wilkes was diagnosed with melanoma, but with early detection was able to avoid chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Today she blogs and advocates for greater awareness for skin cancer and the dangers of tanning.