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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. (See: Doctors: How To Work Effectively With)

If you are feeling pressure to act quickly for business reasons, a close family member or friend to help you with these decisions. 

Think about:

  • 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, pads and lap tops, you can be in a hospital and people will not know where you are.
  • While you are doing planning, think about what to do in case of a disaster that affects your treatment center, 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 issues that could be affected by your diagnosis.  (For example, what to do if there is a disaster.) You may find that a planning day with your advisors may be helpful.

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