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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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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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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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