Skip to comments.Dog cancer detection '98% reliable'
Posted on 04/11/2015 4:00:36 PM PDT by gorush
The Italian study backs up tests carried out by the charity Medical Detection Dogs, which is based in Buckinghamshire.
Its co-founder Dr Claire Guest said its own research had found a 93% reliability rate when detecting bladder and prostate cancer, describing the new findings as "spectacular".
The latest research, by the Department of Urology at the Humanitas Clinical and Research Centre in Milan, involved two German shepherds sniffing the urine of 900 men - 360 with prostate cancer and 540 without.
Scientists found that dog one got it right in 98.7% of cases, while for dog two this was 97.6%.
They said the dogs are able to detect prostate cancer specific volatile organic compounds in the urine but said an important question remains of how a dog would find it in daily practice.
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So, I guess I should start praising my dog when he sniffs people’s crotch.
Welcome back Joe!
How many more reasons do you need to love dogs?
None. We love dogs dearly. Our Rottweiler died, and we do not know how to bring a new dog into our home because we both work all day. Anyone got any ideas?
“None. We love dogs dearly. Our Rottweiler died, and we do not know how to bring a new dog into our home because we both work all day. Anyone got any ideas?”
Adopt an older dog, one that is already housebroken and is somewhat advanced in years and appreciates the time to laze around before greeting you at the door.
Hope you work something out, there are so many dogs that need homes and older ones don’t get adopted as fast as puppies.
Amazing find. I hope there is potential here. Now every doctor’s office will have to have a pooch replace millions in testing.
I have 100% faith in the government’s ability to screw this up.
Intentionally withhold the info, no doubt.
Now get out there and save a pooch!
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In my family, we suspect cats have the same ability. My brother’s cat began behaving very strangely toward our father all of a sudden, and soon afterward Dad was diagnosed.
Thank you Sal, just met with our Vet this afternoon, in order to make a proper choice.
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