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Dogs can sniff out lung cancer, pilot study shows

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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 Siberian Husky rests during a sleddog contest in Donovaly, Slovakia. Dogs are surprisingly adept at sniffing out lung cancer, results from a pilot project in Austria have suggested, potentially offering hope for earlier, life-saving diagnosis.

"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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