A dog's sense of smell might be one of his or her best, innate abilities. And an increasing number of researchers are using that nose to help humans detect cancer.
Claire Guest of Berkshire, England runs a charity called “Medical Detection Dogs” that trains dogs how to detect cancer. One project involves teaching animals how to find out which patients have bladder cancer using only urine samples.
Guest's connection to the project is a personal one. She was letting her dogs out one day when Daisy started jumping and nuzzling her head on Guest's chest. She went to the doctor, and was diagnosed with breast cancer.
“Without any question I would not be as well and perhaps alive today had Daisy not drawn my attention to it,” she told CBS News' Alphonso Marsh.
Dogs trained to detect ovarian cancer have 90 percent accuracy rate
The science of dogs sniffing out cancer is emerging. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Working Dog center are currently training three dogs how to smell ovarian cancer in different samples.
“Mice can do a better job at sniffing out things (than dogs),” Dr. Cynthia Otto, director of the Working Dog Center and associate professor of critical care at Penn Vet, previously told CBSNews.com. “But, there is an ability to communicate between a dog and a human so they
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