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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 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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