Ovarian Cancer's Specific Scent Detected By Dogs

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 09:28 in Health & Medicine

New research explored whether ovarian cancer has a scent different from other cancers and whether working dogs could be taught to distinguish it in its different stages. Ovarian cancer has a high mortality rate, primarily due to late diagnosis. Researchers found that early-stage and low grade ovarian cancers emit the same scent as advanced tumors.

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