Cancer Detecting Dogs Sniffing Out Ovarian Cancer

Dogs’ sensitive noses have long been used to track down missing people and sniff out bombs. In recent years, researchers have found a new way for man’s best friend to live up to its designation—by detecting cancer. Dogs have been found capable of detecting bladder cancer as well as lung cancer, and now researchers are hoping the same will hold true for ovarian cancer. If it does, it will help scientists isolate the chemical marker that indicates the presence of the disease and develop an electronic sensor to detect it, hopefully leading to earlier diagnoses and increased survival rates. More… Discuss


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