Jimmy the greyhound saved his owner’s life after sniffing out a cancerous tumour in her breast

When Amanda Evans-Nash’s dog Jimmy started jumping up and pawing at her chest, she pushed him away. But when she brushed her hand over the spot he had been sniffing at, she left a lump. She’d never noticed it before – but when she got it checked out, she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer. Amanda, 50, of Prestwich, Greater Manchester, said: ‘My cancer was very sizeable, aggressive and already spreading. ‘Who knows what the outcome of my story would’ve been if it wasn’t for Jimmy and his persistent sniffing that morning? ‘Now, all I want to do is raise awareness. A lot of people don’t even realise that there’s more than one type of breast cancer. ‘Breast cancer charities are already perceived as being oversubscribed to, but there’s still such a long way to go with research – particularly with the form of the disease I had.’

 

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