SAVING LIVES BY PROVIDING EARLY DETECTION SCREENINGS FOR CANCER
Man’s best friend, the dog, adds a tool to the cancer detection tool box.
That tool is the sense of smell.
Over half a million people die from cancer annually.
Early detection is a difficult problem for many types of cancer. Most organs are deep inside the body, so early tumors can’t be seen or felt by health care providers during routine physical exams. Patients often have no symptoms until the cancer has already spread to other organs. At this advanced stage, therapeutic intervention has a significantly reduced potential for positive outcomes.
1 in 3 people will get cancer
There is a great need for low-cost, non-invasive, highly accurate early detection screening tests for cancer.
Canines used for cancer screening have detected disease in people who have no symptoms.
Dogs add a new and exciting dimension to screening and early cancer detection.
Canine studies with strict controls for analysis of human vapor characteristics of breath, blood, and urine have been successfully used in the detection of lung, breast, prostate, ovarian, colon and melanoma cancers.
“A dog’s nose is an exquisite piece of machinery, capable of smelling in parts per trillion.”
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