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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 Lung cancer

NHS Choices - Introduction

(26/03/2015)

Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Over 41,000 people are diagnosed with the condition every year in the UK.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of lung cancer

(06/03/2014)

There are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages of lung cancer. However, symptoms develop as the condition progresses.

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NHS Choices - Causes of lung cancer

(06/03/2014)

Most cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking, although people who have never smoked can develop the condition.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing lung cancer

(06/03/2014)

You should see your GP if you have symptoms of lung cancer, such as breathlessness or a persistent cough.

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NHS Choices - Treating lung cancer

(26/03/2015)

People with cancer should be cared for by a multidisciplinary team (MDT), a team of specialists who work together to provide the best treatment and care.

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NHS Choices - Living with lung cancer

(06/03/2014)

Lung 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 lung cancer

(06/03/2014)

Not smoking is the most effective way to avoid getting lung cancer.

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NHS Choices - 'I didn't fit the typical profile of someone with lung cancer'

(24/09/2013)

Peter Quinn was diagnosed with lung cancer after visiting his GP with pain and swelling in his knees.

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NHS Choices - 'I was determined not to let the diagnosis spoil my life'

(24/09/2013)

Shirley Smith went to her GP after she had coughed up a spot of blood. Within a week, she'd had a scan in hospital and been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.

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NHS Choices - 'I've had full quality of life for a very long time now'

(24/09/2013)

Geoff Williams, a retired language lecturer, had surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy after he was diagnosed with lung cancer.

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NHS Choices - 'I'm thankful I saw my GP as soon as I spotted the symptoms'

(24/09/2013)

Ann Long, a retired social worker, had surgery to remove part of her lung after she was diagnosed with lung cancer.

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