Women's Health

Animals and Their Role in Treating Ovarian Cancer

The possibilities for ovarian cancer diagnosis

The possibilities for ovarian cancer diagnosis

About a 2014 research study at the University of Pennsylvania, researchers say: She (Dina Zaphiris, in using her scent-trained dogs) “… is more than 90 percent successful in identifying the scent of ovarian cancer in tissue samples, opening a new window on a disease with no effective test for early detection that kills 14,000 Americans a year. When found early, there’s a five-year survival rate of over 90 percent”.

Dina Zaphiris leads the group requesting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves “the unique olfactory talents of dogs” in medical care.

 

References

http://people.com/pets/gracie-bluejay-help-florida-family-with-cancer-fight/

https://www.petcha.com/new-initiative-unleashes-power-of-paws/

https://www.nsarco.com/

https://adata.org/publication/service-animals-booklet

http://dinazaphiris.com/meet-dina/

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/dogs-remarkably-accurate-in-sniffing-out-some-cancers/

http://www.curetoday.com/publications/cure/2017/spring-2017/the-nose-knows-can-dogs-be-trained-to-sniff-out-cancer?p=3