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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 Rectal cancer

NHS Choices - Introduction

(26/03/2015)

Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer.

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NHS Choices - Signs and symptoms of bowel cancer

(17/12/2014)

The three main symptoms of bowel cancer are blood in the stools (faeces), a change in bowel habit (such as to more frequent, looser stools) and abdominal (tummy) pain.

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NHS Choices - Causes of bowel cancer

(17/12/2014)

Cancer occurs when the cells in a certain area of your body divide and multiply too rapidly. This produces a lump of tissue known as a tumour.

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NHS Choices - Treating bowel cancer

(26/03/2015)

The treatment for bowel cancer depends on which part of your bowel is affected and how far the cancer has spread.

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NHS Choices - Living with bowel cancer

(07/10/2014)

Bowel 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 - Preventing bowel cancer

(26/03/2015)

There are some things that increase your risk of bowel cancer that you can't change, such as your family history or your age.

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NHS Choices - Screening for bowel cancer

(26/03/2015)

Bowel cancer can be present for a long time before any symptoms appear. If bowel cancer is detected before symptoms appear, it is easier to treat.

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NHS Choices - 'I never thought I'd have any problems'

(17/10/2014)

Anne Messenger, from London, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2005. After keyhole surgery, she is now in the clear and focused on helping others.

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NHS Choices - 'If it's caught early, you stand a good chance of recovery'

(17/10/2014)

Lester tells his story of being diagnosed with bowel cancer

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NHS Choices - 'It was soft and smooth - I could feel it'

(17/10/2014)

Linda's account of being diagnosed with bowel cancer

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