Wednesday January 13, 2016
Dogs could be the key to curing cancer
They've both been with us for a very long time.
One is a cherished friend... and the other, a hated enemy.
According to Arlene Weintraub, dogs and cancer are becoming increasingly intertwined. In her new book, she explores the fascinating roles that "Man's best friend" is playing in the search for a cure.
Because it turns out that dogs are an important companion when battling cancer, both in treatments, and in detection – right down to their ability to sniff out the disease.
The book is called "Heal," and Arlene Weintraub joined Anna Maria from New York.
Have you lost a dog to cancer? Can you relate to dogs helping us?
And of course, if you want share a photo of a dog that's meant a lot to you, send it along too.
This segment was produced by The Current's Sarah Grant.