Using Dogs to Detect Thyroid Cancer And Beyond

Man's best friend is being used for many things in the medical arena, from detecting low blood sugar to helping visually impaired patients get around in their daily life. In the near future, the furry friends could have even more uses particularly in the field of oncology.

Man's best friend is being used for many things in the medical arena, from detecting low blood sugar to helping visually impaired patients get around in their daily life. In the near future, the furry friends could have even more uses particularly in the field of oncology.

Donald L. Bodenner, MD, PhD, from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences discussed how training a dog to detect thyroid cancer works and what the same training can do in the future at The Endocrine Society's 97th Annual Meeting and Expo in San Diego.