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Military Dog Sniffs Out Prostate Cancer

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May 30, 2011
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It's a sniffer dog with a difference: a military Belgian Shepherd that has been trained to detect signs of prostate cancer in patients' urine. According to French scientists, the dog can do it far more accurately than currently available techniques.


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Coffee Tied to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

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Newsy (Aug. 27, 2013) — Researchers found men with prostate cancer who drank four or more cups of coffee per day were 59 percent less likely to see their cancer worsen.
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Training Dogs to Help Sniff Out Cancer

Training Dogs to Help Sniff Out Cancer

AP (Aug. 9, 2013) — Researchers have begun an ovarian cancer detection study that relies on dogs' keen sense of smell. The University of Pennsylvania's Working Dog Center is training three canines using blood and tissue samples donated by ovarian cancer patients.
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Fish Oil Linked to Prostate Cancer?

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Newsy (July 13, 2013) — A newly-confirmed study claims men who eat a lot of fish or take fish oil supplements have a significantly higher risk for high-grade prostate cancer.
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