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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... Read more >

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Ask a Pharmacist – Colm Kennelly

Life Pharmacy’s Managing Pharmacist Colm Kennelly explains all about seasonal flu and how the flu vaccine works – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 3 October 2018. This month sees the start of the annual Flu Vaccine campaign and Pharmacists all over the country will be providing the vaccine to patients – many of us... Read more >

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Articles in Breast cancer

NHS Choices - Introduction

(26/03/2015)

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. In 2011, just under 50,000 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of breast cancer

(27/01/2015)

The main symptom of breast cancer is usually a lump or thickened area of tissue in your breast. It is important to have it checked by a doctor.

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NHS Choices - Causes and risk factors

(27/01/2015)

The causes of breast cancer aren't fully understood. However, there are some risk factors that are known to affect your likelihood of developing breast cancer.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing breast cancer

(27/01/2015)

If you notice a lump in your breast or any change in the appearance, feel or shape of your breasts, see your GP.

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NHS Choices - Treating breast cancer

(26/03/2015)

Treatment for breast cancer usually involves a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and, in some cases, hormone or biological therapies.

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NHS Choices - Living with breast cancer

(02/10/2014)

Breast cancer can affect your daily life in different ways, depending on what stage it is at and what treatment you are having.

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NHS Choices - 'I've had breast cancer twice'

(02/10/2014)

Emma Duncan was diagnosed with breast cancer twice in four years, once in each breast.

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