Cancer Screening FAQs
FAQs About Cancer Screening
We use simple scent samples using patches that you rub on the skin or wear for a short while. The back is an excellent area to place the test patch.
Then place the swab into the plastic tube, seal it and mail it back to us.
You will receive a test kit like the one pictured here.
We use sterile adhesive patches that stick to the skin. We recommend wearing one on the back for at least 24 hours. Remove the patch from the skin and carefully remove the fabric from the bandage. Seal the fabric patch in the plastic tube provided.
Follow the instructions supplied with the kit and return it using the pre-addressed return label. Both dogs will sniff the patch in a blind test to increase the accuracy. You’ll receive a letter of the results of cancer screening process along with a link to the video of the dog testing your sample.
The cancer screening test costs 69€ plus you pay the return postage. It includes a pre-addressed return label to make it easy to send back to us.
We can ship the cancer screening test kit anywhere in the world that there is an international postal service. If you follow the instructions for proper handling when placing it inside the plastic tube, it will remain viable for up to 12 months. Hopefully, your postal service isn’t that slow.
We send the cancer screening test kit the next day after you place the order. The entire process typically takes 1 to 2 weeks, depending on how quickly the scent sample can be shipped back to us.
The reliability of our dog’s results is over 90% correct. Currently, there are no medical devices that come close to the accuracy and sensitivity of a dog’s nose.
A dog can never make a precise diagnosis or specify the exact tumor type, but our test’s result can be a useful alarm.
Should our test return a positive result, you should seek the advice of a medical professional. Only a doctor can confirm if you have a tumor and the type it is through additional examination.
A negative result means that there is likely no tumor in your body, and you can continue living your normal life. If you have a history of cancer or tumors in your family, it is wise to check your health regularly.
Yes. If the result is unclear or contradictory, we ship you a new cancer screening test kit at our cost and repeat the entire process with a new sample.
A dog has a powerful nose containing 300 million sensors, while a human nose has only 5 million. Dogs also have a second advantage, a second smelling device in the backs of their noses, called Jacobson’s organ. The dual smelling systems allow trained dogs to detect cancer’s unique odors, called volatile organic compounds or VOCs.
The Helsinki University researched why dogs can smell cancer. All the tumors have a specific, unique scent or VOC because of the so-called “cancer molecule.”
With training, our dogs can recognize this scent. They can perform screening and decide by analyzing the patient´s scent sample, whether there is or isn´t a tumor in the body.
“I absolutely believe that [dogs] can detect cancer.” Cynthia M. Otto, DVM, Ph.D., director of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) Working Dog Center
“She kept staring at me and lunging at my chest. It led me to find a lump.” Claire Guest, CEO, Medical Detection Dogs, telling CNN how her dog caught her breast cancer ear.