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It’s no secret that dogs have a great sense of smell. After all, humans rely on canine noses to detect everything from bombs and drugs to missing people, food sources, pesky insects and more. Now, a new study has found that dogs can detect certain types of cancer with nearly 97 percent accuracy!

Presented at the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting last week, the study suggests that dogs’ highly evolved sense of smell could one day lead to cancer screening approaches that are less expensive and less invasive than existing methods. Doing so could potentially save thousands of lives and change the way cancer is treated, according to the researchers.

Source: Cancer Health