Friday, August 19, 2011

Can The Family Pet Sniff Out Lung Cancer?



DSCN1675 Can The Family Pet Sniff Out Lung Cancer?
I've always known our pup was smart, but now I'm wondering what else she knows?

Lung cancer is a not only one of the deadliest cancers, it is also known for being difficult to detect. Usually not found until the disease has reached the advanced stages, it is often diagnosed simply by chance.

Now researchers at a German hospital are saying they have discovered that “canines have the ability to sniff out lung cancer.” A group of specially trained dogs were given breath samples from 220 volunteers at Schillerhoehe Hospital in Germany.

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