Our puppy dogs detect cancer period! These are some of the smartest creatures to ever walk this earth.
They may not be able to talk, but there are many things that humans can’t do, but dogs can.
Our furry friends can detect climate change at the earliest and are also known to be aware of natural phenomena like earthquakes and Tsunamis hours before they strike.
What’s extraordinary is that many studies show that dogs detect cancer, especially lung cancer, in humans.
Facts about lung cancer
Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death all around the world in both men and women. The worst part about lung cancer is that it is usually detected only in the last stages. This is when the patient finally starts to develop symptoms of the disease.
What is dreadful is that people with this stage of lung cancer usually can’t recover from the trauma endured and chemotherapy. Thus it is vital that people get detected in early stages which can still be treated to complete recovery.
After spending millions of dollars on research to help lengthen the lives of people, scientists have finally found their answer in dogs. It is a piece of actual scientific evidence which shows that beagle dogs detect cancer in early stages.
This new effective and inexpensive method of screening can help to save tons of lives.
How can beagles identify lung cancer?
A new study in The Journal of American Osteopathic Association shows that dogs detect cancer. They do it with the help of their sense of smell. This is especially true for the beagle breed of dogs which have a keen sense of smell.
BioScentDX, a pharmaceutical company based in Florida, helped conduct experiments which came to this very conclusion.
Though there is no cure for cancer except indulging in radioactive chemotherapy. Early detection can help to increase the chances of survival exponentially for millions of people.
Dogs are sniffing out cancer!
A BioScentDX employee with the name of Heather Junqueira and her team of experts conducted sniffing experiments with four beagles for eight weeks. The team made use of clicker training with the beagles while they distinguished between two blood samples.
One of the blood samples contained healthy blood serum. Meanwhile the other contained blood serum from patients with malignant lung cancer.
Most dogs were able to correctly identify the lung cancer sample 96.7% of the time, whereas they were able to identify the healthy sample 97.5% of the time accurately. We are genuinely nearing a future where dogs can detect cancer in its early stages to help save their human friends.