U.K. dogs training to sniff out bladder cancer

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.

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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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    • Alyssa Olmeda
    • September 23, 2013

    I do the same thing!!!!  lol

    • Tori Kat
    • September 23, 2013

    0:44 there is some thing wrong with him

    • darian hall
    • September 23, 2013

    one day hes going to hurt his leg and he will fell dumb

    • Ruffian Lover
    • September 23, 2013

    the first video, my youngest dog does that <3

    • cwynne0904
    • September 23, 2013

    3:40 LOL WTFUDGE???!!! 😀

    • Ronald Webb
    • September 23, 2013

    2:18 WTF

    • Marie Brownlie
    • September 23, 2013

    LOL AT 3:06

    • Marie Brownlie
    • September 23, 2013

    WTF AT 5:42

    • zombie12345693
    • September 23, 2013

    This is so funny

    • lisa muniz
    • September 23, 2013

    Omg 1 48

    • Daisy Z
    • September 22, 2013

    The one at 2:48 was my fav 🙂

    • kimberly pham
    • September 22, 2013

    2:17 omg

    • kimberly pham
    • September 22, 2013


    • No1Survivalistxxx
    • September 22, 2013

    thought it was miley singing at 2:25 anyway..

    • star make lps girl 188
    • September 22, 2013

    How cute

    • unknownfury99
    • September 22, 2013

    3:24 dogs a fucking demon

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