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(Live Science)   Shrooms in tumors - maybe that's why some dogs can detect them   (livescience.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Cancer, Fungus, traces of fungi, new studies, Breast cancer, different types of cancer, Oncology, research groups  
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2022-10-05 8:33:30 PM  
My dog ate a puffball mushroom he found growing in the yard about a week ago. I think I need to train him to go truffle hunting, or maybe he needs to train me.
 
2022-10-05 8:38:20 PM  
fungi-found-in-tumors

What's his name? And why was he in there?
 
2022-10-05 8:44:22 PM  

fragMasterFlash: My dog ate a puffball mushroom he found growing in the yard about a week ago. I think I need to train him to go truffle hunting, or maybe he needs to train me.


At least puffballs aren't poisonous.

/As I was typing that, I thought about how silly a venomous mushroom would be.
 
2022-10-05 10:59:24 PM  

rosekolodny: fragMasterFlash: My dog ate a puffball mushroom he found growing in the yard about a week ago. I think I need to train him to go truffle hunting, or maybe he needs to train me.

At least puffballs aren't poisonous.

/As I was typing that, I thought about how silly a venomous mushroom would be.


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2022-10-05 11:42:17 PM  
IT'S NOT A SHROOMOR
 
2022-10-05 11:46:33 PM  
"Traces of fungi" in tumor tissue, hmm.

I find myself wondering how aseptic their collection, storage and testing techniques are.  I'll have to find the article.
 
2022-10-06 11:31:45 AM  
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2022-10-06 1:24:39 PM  
Does this mean cancer is a fungi infection?
 
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