Jan 10, 2013

Cancer detector extraordinaire

Kiora found her carer's cancer before anyone else knew about it. For 3 months she licked one particular spot on her carer's body.
Her carer thought this was odd because Kiora is not usually a licker. However Kiora's carer started to feel ill and tests revealed that the particular lymph node Kiora had been licking was affected by lymphoma.
During treatment Kiora stopped her attentions but the next time she started licking her carer was quick to get back to her doctor.
I have heard a number of stories about dogs sniffing out cancers in their owners but this is the first time I have heard of a cat detecting a cancer.
Do you have a similar story? I'd love to hear it.

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