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Dog Sniffs Out Breast Cancer of Susan Castriota, Author and Illustrator of Anti Bully Children’s Book as Recently Aired on WTAE Pittsburgh
Date:1/17/2013

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013

The story about the cancer sniffing dog aired on WTAE, Pittsburgh and was one of the top viewed stories on the Yahoo home page on January 8, 2013.

Award winning children book author and breast cancer patient Susan Castriota is fortunate to have a dog with the ability to sniff cancer.

Studies have been conducted indicating that dogs have numerous beneficial effects on our health, that they lower our stress levels and help to stabilize vital signs, particularly blood pressure. The Pine Street Foundation of northern California is doing remarkable research on cancer sniffing dogs.

Susan Castriota was recently diagnosed with breast cancer (Invasive Lobular Carcinoma) for which she underwent a bi-lateral mastectomy on December 7, 2012. Thankfully, and in large part due to the love and care provided by members of her family, she is recovering well. After receiving the news of her illness, Castriota realized that Bella, one of her beloved Havanese dogs, had been paying an inordinate amount of attention to, and sniffing her breast when she would get up in the morning. Castriota gave this little thought at the time as Bella has always been a sniffer, looking for every little morsel of dog food left behind by Kiki and Wilson, her other 2 dogs. Castriota has come to learn that dogs have the ability to detect cancer and that some of them have been trained to perform this important task. The Pine Street Institute and other research organizations have confirmed this conclusion through scientific analysis. A study conducted by this organization was documented in a New York Times arti
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