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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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Articles in Brain tumour, benign (non-cancerous)

NHS Choices - Introduction

(17/03/2015)

A benign (non-cancerous) brain tumour is a mass of cells that grows slowly in the brain. It usually stays in one place and does not spread.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a benign brain tumour

(17/03/2015)

The symptoms of a low-grade or benign brain tumour depend on its size and where it is in the brain. Some slow-growing tumours may not cause symptoms at first.

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NHS Choices - Causes of a benign brain tumour

(17/03/2015)

Benign brain tumours that are present at birth (congenital) are caused by abnormal development of the baby in the womb. It is not fully understood what causes non-congenital tumours.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing a benign brain tumour

(17/03/2015)

If you develop any of the symptoms of a benign brain tumour, such as a persistent and severe headache, see your GP. Your doctor will examine you and refer you to a specialist.

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NHS Choices - Treating a benign brain tumour

(17/03/2015)

Most benign tumours are removed with surgery and do not normally come back.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from a benign brain tumour

(17/03/2015)

After being treated for a brain tumour, you may be offered physiotherapy, speech therapy or occupational therapy.

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NHS Choices - 'It’s hard but I’ve had to learn to live with it'

(03/09/2014)

Joanne Glazier Reitano describes her experience of living with an inoperable brain tumour.

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NHS Choices - 'We found Maisie’s tumour before it was too late'

(02/09/2014)

Maisie Dury was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was just two years old. Her parents, Vanessa and Ollie, describe their experience of Maisie’s diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

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NHS Choices - 'Having a brain tumour makes you open your eyes more and appreciate life'

(02/09/2014)

Melanie Hennessy was diagnosed with a brain tumour after years of experiencing headaches. She tells her story.

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NHS Choices - 'Since my illness life has changed for me'

(16/09/2014)

Nicole Witts was eventually diagnosed with a benign brain tumour after experiencing a wide range of problems for over six months. She tells her story.

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NHS Choices - 'We wake up every day thinking how lucky we are'

(09/09/2014)

Wayne Chessum was diagnosed with a brain tumour after becoming ill when he returned from a family holiday. His wife Debbie describes the experience.

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