October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Remember that the Work Stride: Cancer Prevention, Navigation, and Support, program is a go-to resource for all Johns Hopkins employees

Closeup of a physician's whitecoat with a pink breast cancer–awareness ribbon pinned next to her stethescope


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Johns Hopkins Work Stride: Cancer Prevention, Navigation, and Support program is sharing this infographic on the symptoms and risk factors to look out for.

If you are interested in learning more about your risk factors—or are dealing with a cancer diagnosis for you or a loved one—Work Stride is ready to help. The program is free to all Johns Hopkins University and Medicine employees and is completely confidential.

At what age should you start getting breast cancer screenings?

Changing government guidance about the recommended age to start getting mammograms—from 40 to 50 and now back to 40 again—can be confusing. This Johns Hopkins Medicine webpage gives clear advice about breast cancer screenings.

If you need support, education, or help navigating your cancer journey (or that of a loved one), a Work Stride nurse navigator is ready to provide free and confidential services. Visit to learn more, or contact a Work Stride nurse navigator by calling 844-446-6229 or emailing

Breast Cancer Awareness webinar

Join Work Stride for a webinar at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 24, to learn about breast cancer screening and awareness, what you can do to reduce your risk, and how the Johns Hopkins Work Stride program can help you and your family.

Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

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