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Work Stride program developer quoted in Wall Street Journal

Mon, 24 Sep 2018

Work Stride: Managing Cancer at Work co-developer Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, was featured in the September 16, 2018 edition of the Wall Street Journal.  The article, entitled Cancer Coaches Help Guide Patients During and After Treatment, describes the role cancer coaches can play in helping with the physical, emotional and intellectual challenges that can arise during and after cancer treatment.  The article notes the lack of certification and regulation of these coaches, making it difficult for families to assess such specialists.  And these services can be expensive, costing $100 to $300 a session, and typically aren’t covered by insurance.  Ms. Shockney notes that “If the hospital oncology team is doing a good job, patients should be getting all the medical and supportive services they need before, during and after treatment without having to pay for it.”

It can, however, be difficult for cancer patients, or for those caring for a loved one with cancer, to navigate the complexities of continuing to work throughout their cancer journey.  For employers wanting to provide additional support for their employees, programs such as Work Stride: Managing Cancer at Work can provide support through certified Oncology Nurse Navigators.  This program provides information and support at no cost to employees, whether they’re managing risk or balancing work and treatment or caregiving responsibilities.

Click here to learn more about Work Stride: Managing Cancer at Work.