I have a link article first of all that is kind of interesting about dogs and how some of them have spontaneous cancer remissions (without drugs or Oncologists- LOL) or interventions. They say about 2% of the time these remissions happen, they are not totally sure on the mechanism and why but mention some of this in the article. The good news is they say, studying these dogs and mechanisms may translate into humans benefitting on the findings. We are sometimes referred to by others as dogs or given a name like snoop dog and such, LOL...maybe we have more dog in us than we wish to admit. I don't lift my leg but probably have other dog like attributes, us alpha males even have a pack mentality, usually that is for beer and parties and fraternities (LOL). Women sometime refer to us males as dogs and being neandrathals and caveman mentality..hard wired by testostorone we a genetically pre-disposed and hey its not our fault, its the chemistry of being an alpha male. We can be tamed is the good news, some never learn which happens with dogs.(LOL)
We can lick our wounds and roll in some stink (literally), dogs do it instinctively to enhance their body smell...e.g....it is their free perfume (lol).
The Link: http://www.ehow.com/about_6662688_spontaneous-remission-cancer-dogs.html
My link is not working? Go to google and search spontaneous remissions prostate cancer (this one is down on the first page of links)
Useful as healing helpers: www.sniksnak.com/therapy.html
www.suite101.com/.../pet-therapy-dogs-help-patients-recover-faster-a71052 (Bad link?)
================================================Observations on dogs:
Hey I love dogs, I have two of them Australian Shepherd mixed and brothers from a foster home shelter scenario. It is just to much fun having these dogs, we have a video whereby me and dogs all howl together, in like harmony session around a Christmas tree. I was the alpha male with a Davey Crockett like raccoon hat on.
Dogs can sniff out PCa they are claiming, perhaps we need a Lab in a lab coat, coming in to give us a dog scan or a cat held up to us and do a cat scan. (LOL) Maybe dogs can learn to find mets areas and then show the docs where the problem areas are? (that would be incredible)
Dogs can help people recover or be good therapy in nursing homes and to anyone...you got to feel that unconditional love and maybe get a few licks unto you. A waging tail when they meet you probably even if you are an evil one could melt your heart and soul. -
Dogs have saved their masters, family members, used in rescues, bomb sniffers, drug sniffers, now even under water things are being done with them. New meaning to space exploration with a Astro dog in a suit. Dogs have even instinctively saved strangers or other animals or keep someone warm in a cold climate in order to save them.
Dogs have been bred for special task, services and reasons...herding, hunting, rodent control, protection, and even fetching beer and things (LOL). Maybe we can get them more into the medical world, of course never for DRE that might be better served even by reese monkeys or such.(LOL)
I think dogs can help a person enjoy living and perhaps longer (if they are under control and not wildish types). Lets hope these dogs teach us some new tricks in PCa research and scanning methods (lol). Perhaps our new doctors names will become: Dr. Barkin, Dr. Wag, Dr. Wolfgang, Dr. Coats, Dr. Howell, Dr. Breedlove, Dr. Benefull, Dr. Spike, Dr. Astro, Dr. Snoopy, Dr. Marma Duke, Dr. Choker Chan, and add your favorite! Maybe join www.packusa for their nose for newsletters?
Post Edited (zufus) : 9/11/2010 8:43:05 AM (GMT-6)