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Friday, 19 August 2011


It is now officially known for a fact that dogs can reliably smell and detect the early stage of lung cancer present in patients lungs, just by sniffing.

This is a huge leap forward in progress for researchers at Schillerhoehe Hospital in Germany who have been investigating if there where specific volatile organic compounds (VOC's) that are linked to the presence of cancer.
VOCs are emitted from the surface of cells as they undergo tumor-induced gene and protein changes. Detecting Volatile Organic Compounds that some cells create can help detect the early stage of a cell dis function leading towards an early diagnosis as by a scan you may not detect anything.

Dogs have proven this for a fact, there are.

This study proves that once again man's best friend is able to help save lives, in this case by sniffing out cancer.

What's amazing is even
in the presence of other factors, like tobacco smoke and COPD dogs where able to detect this disease and unfortunately current lab tests aren't able to do this.

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