Recurrence: Small Business Owner
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You may be tempted to speed up medical decisions such as which doctor(s) to use and which treatment(s) to undergo due to pressing business matters. Both of these decisions are important to your long term health and should not be made on a rush basis. In fact, it is usually advisable to even take the time to get a second opinion about your diagnosis and treatment options from another cancer expert before deciding about a treatment plan.
If you are feeling pressure to act quickly for business reasons, a close family member or friend to help you with these decisions.
- Which of your employees, suppliers and customers to tell about your diagnosis, when to tell them, and what to tell them.
- How to continue your business during treatment and after. With smart mobile phones, i-pads and laptops, you can be in a hospital and people will not know where you are.
- What to do in case a natural disaster affects:
- Your treatment center or pharmacy
- Your suppliers and/or your customers
While it is not necessary to do at this moment, it is advisable to take the time to think through the various work and personal issues that could be affected by your diagnosis. You may find that a planning day with your advisors may be helpful.
While planning is on your mind, consider the steps you need to take in case a disaster affects your doctor, treatment center or medication supply.
NOTE: For general information about being a small business owner with a health condition, including what to do if you become disabled and unable to work, and about selling the business,. click here.