Dog Detectives

September 24, 2013
Hosted by Cancer Support Community

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Episode Description

There have been many amazing stories in the news about dogs that have alerted their owners to cancer. There’s Susan Castriota, who recounted how her dog was poking at her breast for months before she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. There’s Steve Warner, whose dog’s obsessive sniffing around his ears convinced him to get an MRI, which alerted him to his brain tumor. And those aren’t the other anecdotes out there. Scientists have begun to study this phenomena and the results are very interesting, in particular for cancers where there currently are no reliable screening methods. Joining our host Kim Thiboldeaux on the show is Alexander Burnett, MD, Professor of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Donna Waugh, President of the American Scent Dog Association.

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