Dogs are surprisingly adept at sniffing out lung cancer, results from a pilot project in Austria published on Wednesday suggested, potentially offering hope for earlier, life-saving diagnosis.
A test saw dogs achieve a 70-percent success rate identifying cancer from 120 breath samples. ©JPagetRFphotos/shutterstock.com
"Dogs have no problem identifying tumour patients," said Peter Errhalt, head of the pulmonology department at Krems hospital in northern Austria, one of the authors of the study.
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