I called a cancer center in Dallas today to see what needed to be done to transfer there. The woman I talked to said that I would need to complete my treatment before I could start seeing a doctor there. I explained that I was just starting a new treatment, but that we were moving and I would need a new cancer center. She transferred me to a nurse.
At first, the nurse didn't realize that I'm moving TO Dallas, not just changing cancer centers within Dallas. Then I was trying to explain to her that I'm starting a new chemo drug regimen, this is the third drug change, blah blah blah. She asked me what drugs, and I told her. She said she would talk to the doctor and get back to me. At that point, I asked if I would be seeing a doctor that specialized in colorectal cancer.
The nurse's reply?
"Oh!!! I thought you had breast cancer! Now it all makes sense."
Sigh. And LOL. Just because I'm young and female does NOT mean I have breast cancer. However, that's the assumption I get from lots of people. I'm positive I told the first woman I talked to that I had colorectal cancer.
At any rate, I think things are straightened out. Just another adventure on this cancer journey!