Dogs are said to be a human’s best friend and in this case, he was a life-saving best friend. Getting a cancer diagnosis can be traumatic but having the support of friends during cancer treatment can make a world of difference.
Maureen Burns noticed her dog Max was unusually sad; therefore, she prepared for the worst as he always was full of life. She noticed that every time he came close to her, he would sniff her chest and had a sad look in his eyes. He would then walk away sadly and Maureen knew something was wrong with her, not her dog.
Her CT scans and mammograms came back negative; however, she wasn’t satisfied with the test results and wanted to get a surgical biopsy. Thanks to her observations about her dog’s behavior and her insistence of being properly tested, doctors did find cancer but found it early. As with any cancer, early diagnosis increases the chances of survival.
Watch how dogs can smell cancer…
Let’s hope that more research is done. Dogs could be used to help find cancers before expensive medical equipment can. Please share this cancer survival story and learn how dogs can smell cancer with everyone you love.