Disease-Sniffing Dogs

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Sophie's nose - by Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVMThe power of the canine nose has an increasingly valuable place in human medicine. Dogs have been trained to detect cancers of the bladder, lung, prostate, ovary, breast, and skin. These cancers, in many cases, are often detected before the patient knows of the disease. Cancers emit different chemicals than healthy tissue. Dogs can smell these chemicals.

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