Frankie the dog ‘sniffs out cancer’

A dog has been used to sniff out thyroid cancer in people who had not yet been diagnosed, US researchers report.

Tests on 34 patients showed an 88% success rate in finding tumours.

The team, presenting their findings at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, said the animal had an “unbelievable” sense of smell.

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Frankie the dog ‘sniffs out cancer’