Dogs are FOUR times better at detecting prostate cancer than traditional tests

Dogs are almost four times better at detecting prostate cancer than traditional tests.
Medical Detection Dogs accurately detect the disease 90 per cent of the time, research has shown.  In contrast, traditional PSA tests often give false positives – three in four positive results from the tests turn out to be false and result in unnecessary and invasive tests.
Specially trained Cancer Detection Dogs can detect cancer cells in urine samples. The dogs are trained by the charity Medical Detection Dogs, in Buckinghamshire.
Dr Claire Guest, Chief Executive and Director of Operations at Medical Detection Dogs, said:
‘These results from the detection dogs are remarkable. 
Over the years, millions of pounds of NHS funding have been poured into the traditional test methods, and yet there has been little improvement in their reliability. This has caused a huge waste of resources, not to mention the distress to the impacted individuals. Moreover, the detection dogs provide alternative solution that yields consistently accurate results. If our detection dogs were a machine, there would be huge demand for them.'

Source  - Daily Mail

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