Yesterday, I was given the honor of being named as one of the ten “influencers” in prostate cancer. The honor was extended by (twitter- Sharecare ?@SharecareNow ). Sharecare is active in many health issues, their prostate cancer expert’s page can be seen at:

I am joined by some remarkable people;

John McHugh, M.D. – a urologist and prostate cancer survivor. He authors the blog “Prostate Diaries” and wrote The Decision, a book that describes the decision-making process for the newly diagnosed prostate cancer patient. He is also the creator of the ProstateMD iPhone app, which provides information about prostate cancer decision-making.

Gabe Canales- was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 35 years! He is the founder of the Blue Cure Foundation, blogger for the Huffington Post and the Houston Chronicle.

Kevin Pho, MD – Author of (voted best medical blog in 2008), a contributor for USA Today and a primary-care provider at Nashua Medical Group.

Tara Parker- Is a columnist for The New York Times and writes their daily health blog, “Well.” The Newswomen’s Club of New York recently recognized “Well” as the best blog of 2011. Prior to joining the publication, Parker-Poke wrote health and wellness articles for the Wall Street Journal’s “Health Journal” column.

Dan Zenka – My friend Dan is the senior vice president of communications for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and author of the blog “My New York Minute.” Dan is an advanced prostate cancer survivor who also serves as a board member of Team Winter Foundation, an organization that supports prostate cancer research through athletic event fundraising efforts.

Leah – writes the blog “Living with Prostate Cancer: A Wife’s Passion,” which tells personal stories of dealing with prostate cancer through the eyes of someone close to a prostate cancer patient. Leah’s blog, like mine is sponsored by Malecare.

Matthew Schmitz, MD – is the Guide to prostate cancer. He has worked closely with prostate cancer patients and their loved ones throughout his career.

Deborah Kotz – provides health and wellness information to readers on through the blog “Daily Dose”. She has been writing about health for two decades and previously worked as a senior writer for US News & World Report.

David B. Samadi, MD – is a health columnist for and serves as the Vice Chairman, Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

I am honored to be counted among such an illustrious group of prostate cancer experts.

Joel T. Nowak, M.A., M.S.W.