Therefore, patients sometimes take a two-week trip between chemotherapy "cycles" as long as they are feeling up to traveling and their blood counts are ok. It is usually not worth the effort of transferring care to another oncologist for just one dose of chemotherapy to allow someone to make their trip a bit longer. There can also be difficulties with insurance
if there are no in-network providers for her plan in arizona. This is usually less of a problem with patients on medicare
If your mother wants to move to arizona to actually complete all her treatments, it should be very possible to do so. I am a radiation oncologist in arizona (so i don't give chemotherapy) and i used to live in manhattan. I am very impressed by the quality of medical oncology
in the phoenix area. She could get top-notch care here if she chooses, but would need a referral to a local oncologist, see him/her in consultation, and then restart the chemo.