My Rescue Dog Saved My Life After Sniffing Out My Cancer

A woman has said she owes her life to her rescue dog who alerted her of her breast cancer and refused to keep its nose out of her right armpit. 

Lucy Giles, dog mom to her loved Brody thought he was just craving attention to start with.

Aged 45 she welcomed the gentle giant into her home last year after her other half spent six months on life-support with COVID-19. 

When he was finally discharged and got home they decided to add to their family of pets that they already love.

But they didn’t think small, they adopted Brody who is a Newfoundland breed that is well-known for its lifesaving swimming abilities and intelligence. His current family simply couldn’t look after him anymore. 

Lucy who lives in Oxon said he would constantly “sniff and nuzzle” under her right armpit.

“It was mostly when I was sat down, so either watching TV or sitting down for a rest and always in the same spot on my right side.”

“At first, I thought it was him wanting a bit of fuss and attention but I decided that I should perhaps take notice as it was just my right side he would do this.”

After examining herself, she found a lump that would soon be diagnosed as breast cancer. 

“It was the same day my nan had died from bowel cancer the year previously and I was with her when she died.”

Lucy went through six rounds of chemotherapy, closely followed by a lumpectomy and radiotherapy. 

She commended her incredibly supportive family and friends who take her to appointments and help by just being with her. Along with Brody of course!

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