Breast Cancer Detected By Dog, Saves Owner's Life
Breast cancer in a woman was detected by her dog, and now she credits her pet with saving her life.
According to Carol Witcher, three years ago, He nipped my nose and then pushed against my right breast,"she told the television news program on 11 Alive in Atlanta, according to UPI.
She said, He pushed again and stood back and looked at me right in my eyes like, 'There's a problem here.' Then, he raised his right front foot and pawed my breast. And I said, 'uh oh.'"
Now, three years later, Witcher is cancer-free.
"The types of gases exhaled in our breath sample can be used to detect cancer," says Dr. Suresh Ramalingam of Emory University, as quoted by UPI. "What the dog shows is proof that this is possible.
Witcher adds that the doctors found the cancer in the exact spot pawed by her dog. Doctors say such a feat is unlikely but Witcher contends that she has all the proof she needs.