Dr. Donna Chester
Dr. Chester has provided Ob/Gyn services in Anchorage for more than 25 years. She knows the importance of finding Gyn cancers early in providing clients with the best treatment and survival care. There is a place in cancer detection for using the dog’s olfactory ability in early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer in particular has no early warning and is often found in stage three or four, much too late to provide an excellent survival rate. Dogs can detect cancer odor at a very early stage. ABC is bringing "dog cancer detection" research to Alaska.
Krystin Chester: Krystin has chosen to work with dogs in many aspects. She has been training dogs since she was a preteen and loves her relationship with them. Teaching dogs to find cancer with a high level of accuracy is her new passion
Dolly has been working in the field of medicine for 40 plus years. She used her nursing skills in the Canadian and Alaskan bush communities prior to moving to Anchorage. She is self employed as a nurse midwife and family nurse practitioner. “There is a need to use all acceptable ways for early detection of cancer. Using a dog’s incredible nose is one of these methods.” There is a need in both “Bush” Alaska and in Anchorage to offer alternative ways to detect cancer.