Pet dog sniffs out breast cancer, saves owner's life

Sep 28, 2011, 18:13 IST | ANI

A woman in UK has credited her faithful pet spaniel for saving her life from breast cancer.

Brenda Jones, of Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, has revealed how her five-year-old spaniel, called Mrs Murphy, behaved strangely for a week before pawing at her left breast, causing her to jump up in pain.

The 47-year-old a mother of two examined the spot and discovered a strange lump.

She went to her GP the following day and was diagnosed with a grade three tumour in her breast.

Brenda was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery and is now undergoing a course of chemotherapy.

She now believes her dog saved her life.

"She was sitting on my lap all the time, something she didn't normally do. I'm convinced she sensed I had a tumour," the Daily Star quoted her as saying.

"Without her pawing me that day it would have gone undiagnosed," she added.

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