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A Cancer-Sniffing Canine Saved Owner From Breast Cancer!

by Tanya Thomas on  February 24, 2009 at 10:07 AM Cancer News   - G J E 4
 A Cancer-Sniffing Canine Saved Owner From Breast Cancer!
A faithful dog took on the role of cancer-sniffer to save its owner, a woman's life from malignant breast cancer.

Maureen Burn suspected a health problem after her red collie cross Max kept sniffing her breath and prodding her right breast, before withdrawing from his lively behaviour.
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The 64-year-old, from Rugby, was prompted to go for a check-up, which confirmed a small but deadly lump in her right breast.

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"I do believe that Max has saved my life. It was his peculiar reaction that alerted me to the fact that something was wrong," the Mirror quoted her as saying.

"At first I thought he was just getting old, he was not so playful and his eyes were sad. He'd sniff my breath in an odd way - I even asked my husband Roger if I had halitosis.

"Max would also nudge my right breast then back away. Then one day I felt this lump. Max looked at me so sadly and I instantly knew I had cancer.

"On the same day as the biopsy I told my nurse that I already knew, as my dear dog had told me.

"I thought she'd laugh but she said she'd heard it before," she added.

Source: ANI
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