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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 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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