You are here: Home Colorectal Cancer Colorectal ... Colorectal ...
Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.

Colorectal Cancer: In Treatment: Self Employed: Stages II,III,IV


As a self employed person, you can likely schedule your work life to accommodate your treatment schedule and side effects.

  • Smart phones, laptops, tablets and easy access to your business via the internet allow great flexibility.
  • You can even be present for meetings via free video systems such as SKYPE offsite link. (If you are going to have a meeting via video and are not looking your best, consider testing various looks and lighting before a meeting. You can use a pancake type makeup like they do on television, and lower the lighting or direct the brighter light to highlight specific features.

Do your best to not let work keep you from attending all your treatment sessions. There is a medical reason for the number and timing of treatments. 

If a meeting or deadline is critical, speak with your doctor to find out if a treatment appointment can be changed because of your needs. Do not skip a treatment without speaking with your oncologist first.

Consider finding out if you are eligible for disability income insurance. See: Disability Income Coverage For The Self-Employed Or Small Business Owner

A planning day with your advisors may be helpful to consider subjects affected by your diagnosis and treatment. For example, consider how to continue your business if you become unable to continue to work or even if you die.

For additional information about the impact of your condition on your business and tips about maximizing your situation, click here. "

NOTE: If you are receiving a disability income from a private insurer, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI):

Please share how this information is useful to you. 0 Comments


Post a Comment Have something to add to this topic? Contact Us.

Characters remaining:

  • Allowed markup: <a> <i> <b> <em> <u> <s> <strong> <code> <pre> <p>
    All other tags will be stripped.