JHU Benefits Site - Managing Cancer at Work

Managing Cancer at Work Resource

At least one in three adults in the U.S. will develop cancer which means that employees may face a cancer diagnosis or care for a loved one with cancer while continuing to work. A Hopkins program, Managing Cancer at Work is available free of charge to JHU employees.

Managing Cancer at Work is a program designed specifically to meet the needs of employees who want to be proactive in preventing cancer, and those who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis or caring for someone with cancer. It also has information designed specifically for supervisors on how best to support employees through a cancer journey.

Managing Cancer at Work includes two components: expert and personal support from a nurse navigator, and Web-based education and resources.

  • A nurse navigator is available by telephone to provide confidential guidance to employees on medical and work issues while being treated or when serving as a caregiver, as well as access to support groups and other resources. To speak with the nurse navigator, call 410-955-6229 or email managecancer@jhmi.edu.
  • The Managing Cancer at Work website, provides comprehensive information and videos for employees, including types of cancer, screening, prevention and caregiver education. A separate portal on the website is available for managers, offering guidance and resources on how best to support and manage an employee who has cancer or is caring for someone with cancer. To access the website, go to http://managingcanceratwork.com and enter the PIN 6229.