Cancer will likely touch all of us at some point in our lives, and we will have to deal with its physical, emotional, financial and spiritual effects.
Many cancers can be prevented through behavior change.
A risk factor is anything that may increase a person’s chance of developing a disease. It may be smoking, asbestos exposure, diet, family history, or many other things. Different diseases, including cancers, have different risk factors.
Knowing your risk factors for any disease can help guide you into the appropriate actions, including changing behaviors and being clinically monitored for the disease.
Johns Hopkins Work Stride helps you and your family reduce the risk of cancer, recognize the early warning signs of the disease, and understand and manage cancer treatment. This approach keeps you informed, engaged and feeling supported.
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CASE STUDY: PAYING ATTENTION TO CANCER PAYS OFF
Our faculty experts originally developed Work Stride as a way to help our own employees navigate their cancer journey.
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., 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 now-Professor Lillie Shockney on cancer survivorship initiatives, and together they developed a program to help Johns Hopkins employees who had been diagnosed with cancer, using her own experience as a cancer patient to support and guide others. 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, Work Stride: Managing Cancer at Work is being offered as an employee benefit by corporations across the country.