Woman’s dog detects her breast cancer
People always talk about dogs being man’s best friend, but now pups are proving that they are a woman’s best friend, too. Fiona Cole would certainly agree that her cocker spaniel Daisy not only has her back, but actually saved her life.
One night, Daisy suddenly began to sniff and nudge under Cole’s left breast whenever she would sit on the couch. Cole thought nothing of it for three weeks until Daisy head-butted her breast. To the shock of Cole and her husband, a bruise and a large lump were evident by the morning. A trip to the doctor revealed that the lump was actually breast cancer. Cole was diagnosed with aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer, which had spread to her lymph nodes and had been diagnosed just in time to be able to treat it.
“Daisy is my guardian angel,” Cole told Mirror News. “I have no doubt I owe her my life. Somehow she knew I had cancer even before I did.”
Dogs are increasingly becoming known for being capable of detecting diseases in humans. Aside from breast cancer, they have also been able to detect bladder, skin and lung cancer. Their health-guardian status goes beyond just sniffing out cancer, though. They can also detect diabetes, heart attacks, schizophrenia and panic attacks.