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User Info Go To The Doctor? NEVER.; entered at 2020-01-22 17:17:54
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Registered: 2015-05-03 Vancouver WA
Amused - I normally take with a grain of salt any article that is trying to sell me something, so when this article says 97% I question how reliable it is. But even if dogs are able to detect cancer at a 50% rate that is pretty good. However if our bodies give off a "Cancer" odor that dogs can detect, then that means those particle are somehow dispersed into the air, if the technology to extrapolate partials on a nano meter already exists, why would we need Watson to go through all of our personal data to "score better than oncologists" when we could build a machine that does it better, more accurately and (Giggle Snort)more privately?

From ScienceDaily April 8, 2019

Dogs have smell receptors 10,000 times more accurate than humans', making them highly sensitive to odors we can't perceive. A new study has shown that dogs can use their highly evolved sense of smell to pick out blood samples from people with cancer with almost 97 percent accuracy. The results could lead to new cancer-screening approaches that are inexpensive and accurate without being invasive.
2020-01-22 17:17:54