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Rottweiler Beamish is a lifesaver


A rottweiler who sniffed out his owner's skin cancer has been hailed a lifesaver.

Chris Tuffrey had ignored a mole on his chest for 15 years until his Rottweiler, Beamish, started nuzzling and licking at it. Beamish prodded the mole and tried to lift his owner’s arm towards it. Mr Tuffey became confused about Beamish’s latest behaviour and started to think “What’s wrong with me?” Eventually he decided to pay a visit to his local doctor, where they confirmed melanoma.

Within a fortnight he was diagnosed with a melanoma - a rare but potentially fatal type of skin cancer. The mole was successfully removed at Oxford's Churchill Hospital.