In this intriguing book about our beloved four-legged fur friends, we are told stories about how dogs, as well as a few cats, are used in the medical field to help us battle different cancers. The idea of a dog being used to sniff out cancer is just a fascinating concept and it displays just another level of devotion they have to their human companions.
I just love reading how animals are assisting the medical community in finding different cancers and because of their highly sensitive detection abilities people are being able to fight the cancer they are diagnosed with. I always felt that animals were special, but now reading how they are helping the medical community is just inspiring. The author did a wonderful job researching the topics and presenting them in such a way that even the most difficult medical terminology could be understood by the common lay person. If you love dogs and want to learn how our faithful companions are helping us extend our lives, this is definitely a book to look into. I highly recommend it!
Man’s best friend could help cure man’s greatest scourge
Drawn from extensive research, on-the-ground reporting, and personal experience, this book explores the fascinating role dogs are playing in the search for cures for cancer. Learn how veterinarians and oncologists are working together to discover new treatments ? cutting-edge therapies designed to help both dogs and people suffering from cancer.
Heal introduces readers to the field of comparative oncology by describing several research projects aimed at finding new therapies for cancers that are similar in dogs and people, including lymphoma, osteosarcoma, breast cancer, melanoma, and gastric cancer. Weintraub, who lost her sister to gastric cancer, also writes about the emerging science behind the remarkable ability of dogs to sniff out early stage cancer and the efforts underway to translate that talent into diagnostic devices for early detection of the disease. In the course of bringing these dogs and their human companions to life, Weintraub takes her own personal journey from grief to healing, as she shows her readers how man’s best friend might be the key to unlocking the mysteries of cancer.