I have had bilateral breast cancer with lymph nodes removed both sides. I have been trying to find a cancer center or lab that will do blood draws out of the foot or another body part to lessen my chances of getting lymphedema. No one wants to provide this service. Today I went for a nuclear bone scan and they wanted to inject the radioactive material into my arm. I asked if they would do it in my foot and they didn’t know how to respond. I don’t think they had a clue what I was talking about. There was an older gentleman there who said they did it routinely years ago but they don’t seem to do it anymore. He suggested that it might be considered a liability and that is why they don’t do it anymore. He said sure he would do it and it was a piece of cake. I had this test done in the hospital adjacent to the cancer center I am going to which will not do it. When I finished the test I went to the lab and asked if I came in for blood work would they do it that way and they grudgingly said probably. My question is that if cancer centers are all about cancer and lymphedema is something that occurs after breast surgery with node removal, then why is it not routinely available at these places that advertise how wonderful they are and how it is all about the patient? How many people have found a place that will do this?