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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, malignant (cancerous)

NHS Choices - Introduction

(02/03/2015)

A malignant brain tumour is a fast-growing cancer that spreads to other areas of the brain and spine.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a malignant brain tumour

(23/01/2014)

A high-grade (malignant) brain tumour causes symptoms either by putting pressure on the brain or preventing an area of the brain from functioning.

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NHS Choices - Causes of a malignant brain tumour

(23/01/2014)

Most malignant brain tumours are caused by a cancer that started somewhere else in the body.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing a malignant brain tumour

(23/01/2014)

If you develop the symptoms of a brain tumour, such as a persistent and severe headache, see your GP.

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NHS Choices - Treating a malignant brain tumour

(23/01/2014)

If you have a malignant brain tumour, you'll usually need surgery to remove as much of the tumour as possible. Radiotherapy, chemotherapy or both are then used to treat any remaining tumour tissue.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from a malignant brain tumour

(23/01/2014)

After being treated for a high-grade brain tumour, you may be offered physiotherapy, speech therapy or occupational therapy. These therapies can speed up your recovery.

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NHS Choices - 'I've had eight or nine head operations but it had to be done'

(03/09/2014)

After collapsing at work, Alan Thomas was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He tells his story.

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NHS Choices - 'I am definitely one of the lucky ones'

(03/09/2014)

April Watkins was diagnosed with a brain tumour soon after starting university. She tells her story.

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NHS Choices - 'My survival so far should give hope to others'

(03/09/2014)

When David Grant was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour, he was determined to live long enough to see his young daughter grow up. He tells his story.

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NHS Choices - 'I hadn’t even suspected that it could have been a brain tumour'

(02/09/2014)

Emily Jones was diagnosed with a brain tumour after experiencing repeated vomiting and dizziness for over a year.

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NHS Choices - 'Dad left a lasting impression and many happy memories'

(02/09/2014)

John Pettyfer was just 51 years old when his life was cut short by an aggressive type of brain tumour called a glioblastoma multiforme. His daughter Clare tells his story.

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NHS Choices - 'Doctors told us that they could only delay his death'

(09/09/2014)

Neville Holt passed away at the age of 74 after being diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumour called a gliosarcoma. His son Chris tells his story.

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