Kushner discusses patient’s cancer-sniffing dog story

Tags: David Kushner, gynecologic oncology

Multiple new outlets, including WKOW-27 in Madison and People Magazine, have shared stories about UW Ob-Gyn gynecologic oncology patient Stephanie Herfel’s husky, Sierra, and her apparent cancer-sniffing abilities!

David Kushner, MD, of our Division of Gynecologic Oncology, talks about Sierra’s abilities – according to Herfel, signals and behavior from the dog have led to three cancer diagnoses:

“We have heard people say this sort of story before,” said Dr. Kushner. “But I think (Sierra) is most unique…because she acted so differently and focused directly on [Herfel’s] belly and targeted the workup.”

Read the stories (and watch video!) to learn more.