For 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women, life-threatening cancer is in the future. Many of us will be working at the time of diagnosis, all hoping for a cure and that our lives will be as normal as possible as we go through treatment and strive for that cure.
Work Stride: Managing Cancer at Work is a low-cost, high-impact employee benefit program that enables organizations to help their employees prevent cancer, recognize the early warning signs of the disease, and understand and manage cancer treatment. This approach keeps employees informed, engaged, and feeling supported.
A key component of Work Stride is the oncology nurse navigator. The nurse navigator—who is available by email, phone and video—is specially trained to provide information, support and guidance to employees and managers on topics including early detection and screening, managing a cancer diagnosis, balancing treatment with work and family responsibilities, understanding cancer’s financial impact, caregiving, and survivorship.
All Johns Hopkins workplace oncology nurse navigators are certified by the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators
Watch this short video to learn more about the role of the nurse navigator.
Lillie D. Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S., has worked at Johns Hopkins since 1983. She is the Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer and, since 1997, has been the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. She also serves as the director of Cancer Survivorship Programs, at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, at Johns Hopkins, and is a professor of Surgery and Oncology, in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
A two-time breast cancer survivor, Lillie has worked tirelessly to improve the care of breast cancer patients around the world. The author of 15 books and more than 250 articles on cancer care and a nationally recognized speaker on the subject of cancer and cancer survivorship, Lillie is the breast cancer consultant for ABC News and Good Morning America, and she is consulted regularly by NBC’s Today Show and CNN.
Terry Langbaum, M.A.S., has worked at Johns Hopkins for more than 40 years. From 2001 to 2017, Terry served as the chief administrative officer of the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. During this time, she worked with Professor Lillie Shockney on cancer survivorship initiatives, and together they developed a program to help Johns Hopkins employees who had been diagnosed with cancer. The program was recognized as a best practice for cancer care by external organizations, including the Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. By 2016, Terry and Lillie had developed the program for use by companies outside of Johns Hopkins. Today, Managing Cancer at Work is being offered as an employee benefit by corporations across the country.
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