Cancer is a diagnosis only people with cancer and their families really understand. People associate Cancer with death and significant medical treatments. Furthermore, when you have a commercial drivers license and need a DOT Physical or a CDL Medical Card or Certificate you want to prepare before your exam. Be truthful with the provider doing your physical and your current health care team can assist you in passing.
Prepare in Advance
Show the provider doing your DOT Physical that you respect the diagnosis. The more you are prepare, the more willing they’ll be to pass you. Specifically, encourage your doctor or providers to communicate with each other. Have your primary care provider or oncologist send the DOT provider a letter. In that letter, you’ll want the prognosis and outlook to be outlined. Plus, when the DOT Provider knows what your treatments are, they’ll make a good decision that is safe for you and other motorists.
Know Your Symptoms and Side Effects
Truthfully share the symptoms and side effects that you have or are experiencing. More and more drivers are trying to conceal their health issues. More DOT providers are becoming skilled at finding liars.
For CDL Drivers (at the time of writing this) there are no specific regulations for a diagnosis of cancer. If you have further concerns, you can always contact the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration via THIS LINK.
Grand Junction Drivers
Lastly, First Aid Occupational Health is here to help you have an affordable and smooth experience getting your DOT Physical in Grand Junction. If you need to schedule, you can CLICK HERE