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Hero dog missing snout seems to have beaten cancer

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    August 12, 2012: In this photo provided by the University of California - Davis, a Bunggal family member plays with Kabang the dog in the Philippines. The dog who lost its snout while saving two girls in the Philippines has been brought to the University of California, Davis, where veterinarians will try to fix its injuries (AP Photo/UC Davis, Anton Lim)

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    Oct. 11, 2012 photo provided by the University of California - Davis, Dr. Anton Lim plays with Kabang the dog after its intake exam at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC Davis in Davis, Calif. (AP Photo/UC Davis, Gregory Urquiaga)

A veterinarian at the University of California, Davis, has some good news about a dog from the Philippines who became an international hero after sacrificing her snout to save two young girls.

Veterinarian Gina Davis tells the San Francisco Chronicle the dog named Kabang appears to have beaten the cancer she was suffering from.

Click here to read more about Kabang.

Kabang, however, is still facing treatment for heartworms in her arteries before she can have the gaping wound on her face closed.

Newspapers in the Philippines have reported that Kabang had her snout and upper jaw sheared off when she jumped in front of a speeding motorcycle, saving her owner's daughter and niece who were apparently about to be hit.

Kabang ended up in Davis earlier this year after a nurse from Buffalo, N.Y., spearheaded a fundraising campaign to bring her to the U.S.