When Ester Kacev's cat Buddy kept sniffing and biting under her arm, Kavec took the hint: she booked a mammogram.
The mother of three from Dianella, Western Australia, is now a breast-cancer survivor, alive and well thanks to the stray cat she took in several years ago.
"My kids always say that I rescued that cat and now the cat has saved me," Kacev told the Eastern Reporter.
"I never in a million years thought it would happen to me," Kacev said of her cancer diagnosis. "In fact, I had turned down previous appointments because I felt so well and it wasn’t in the family."
"Then the strangest thing was happening and I had read stories that animals can sniff out illness and my cat kept doing that to me. It was then that I thought maybe I should go for a mammogram and that’s how it was detected," she added.
After surgery and radiation, Kacev went into remission. Buddy the cat no longer sniffs under her arm.
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