Cancer-detecting dog saves first patient: the doctor who trained her3/18/2013
Dr. Claire Guest had been training her Labrador, Daisy, to detect cancer when the dog began acting anxious and strange one day. "She kept jumping up on me," Guest said, "One day she bumped into my chest with her nose." Guest felt a lump in her breast, had a core needle biopsy and was diagnosed with breast cancer. But because Daisy helped her catch it early, Guest was treated and recently given the all-clear. Daisy is now Medical Detection Dogs' "advanced cancer dog" and is able to detect different cancers by smelling a patient's breath, urine or skin. Guest recently showed off her Daisy's skills to colleagues, and research into cancer-detecting dogs is growing. "I have my dog to thank for the fact that I'm standing here today," she said. [Source]
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