SFVS’s Ella Woods, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, recently answered a San Francisco Chronicle reader’s question about the ability of dogs to sense cancer in humans.
The question: About one year ago, my friend’s dog suddenly became very fearful of her for no reason. Wouldn’t sleep with her, join her for walks and would even leave the room if she entered it. Just recently, my friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I’ve heard that dogs are being used to detect cancer. Is it possible her dog sensed that something was wrong?