German Shepard used to sniff out cancer

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  1. Shithead

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    Dog can smell thyroid cancer in patients, Arkansas researchers find
    BY David Harding
    [​IMG] Kritchanut/Getty Images/iStockphoto
    A German shepherd dog like this is an uncanny thyroid cancer detector, say researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
    A dog studied in Arkansas has been used to sniff out thyroid cancer.

    Frankie the German shepherd had an 88% success rate after correctly sniffing 30 out of 34 patients, reports the BBC.

    A team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences carried out the research.

    They said the animal had an "unbelievable" sense of smell.

    The thyroid is a neck gland which produces hormones to regulate metabolism. There are more than 62,000 cases diagnosed in the U.S. every year, the majority in women.

    The Arkansas team had already shown that a dog could be trained to smell the difference in urine samples between patients who had thyroid cancer and those who did not.

    The latest study takes it a step further, successfully making the dog's nose a diagnostic test.

    Researchers told Frankie to lie down when he could smell the cancer and turn away if the urine was clean.

    In 30 cases, the dog gave the correct diagnosis.

    Dr. Donald Bodenner, chief of endocrine oncology at UAMS, said: "The capability of dogs to smell minute amounts is unbelievable. The medical community over the next few years is going to have a great appreciation (for them)."
     
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    Interesting ... My dog must have cancer of the asshole and snatch then :D
     
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    I've read that about other kinds of cancers as well. I think skin cancer..
     
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    German Shepherds are the best. But maybe I'm bias [​IMG]
     
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    Good dog.:yay:
     
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    Shame he stopped. What is he doing now?
     
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    I read that about dogs some time ago
     
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    Trying to get the smell out of his nose:lol1:
     
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    the benefits sucked. he took a better job as a seeing eye dog
     
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    Years ago, there was a news story about a cat who could predict who was next to die in a nursing home.
     
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    thats nothing, theres a cat who can smell cat charity shams.


    no one seem to knows what happened to this cat
     
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    Sitting on a windowsill overlooking the Atlantic
     
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    Dogs are the best!
     
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    I think that one was a hoax? I seem to recall a Monk episode on the subject?
     
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    What does Beefus have to say about this?
     
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    Her advice? To hire a cancer sniffing dog trainer of course.
     
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    She says "i hope my hubby has thyroid cancer and that mutt is nowhere to be found"



    Here is the scene after sitting shivva

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    Which brings up a pet peeve of mine. Why waste money training dogs to sniff out marijuana? If a dog is talented enough to use its nose to detect stuff, train the dog to detect explosives if terrorism is important or train them to detect cancer if health care is important. Dogs should do good things not make us pissed.