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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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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Articles in Oesophageal cancer

NHS Choices - Introduction

(04/12/2014)

Cancer of the oesophagus, also known as oesophageal cancer, is an uncommon but serious type of cancer that affects the oesophagus (gullet).

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of oesophageal cancer

(04/07/2014)

When cancer of the oesophagus first develops it rarely causes any symptoms. This is due to the fact that, initially, the tumour is very small.

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NHS Choices - Causes of oesophageal cancer

(04/07/2014)

Although the exact cause of oesophageal cancer is not known, there are certain factors that are thought to increase the risk of it developing.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing oesophageal cancer

(09/04/2015)

If your GP suspects you have cancer of the oesophagus they will first take a detailed look at your medical history before carrying out a physical examination.

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NHS Choices - Treating oesophageal cancer

(09/04/2015)

The treatment options for oesophageal cancer depend on what stage the cancer is at, but may include chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.

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NHS Choices - Preventing oesophageal cancer

(09/04/2015)

There are certain lifestyle changes you can make that can help lower the risk of oesophageal cancer.

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NHS Choices - Living with oesophageal cancer

(09/04/2015)

A diagnosis of cancer is a tough challenge for most people and their families. There are a number of ways that you can find support to help you cope.

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NHS Choices - 'I just wanted to know what could be done about it'

(14/07/2014)

After discovering he had cancer of the oesophagus in 1998, keen marathon runner Clive Alexander had an oesophago-gastrectomy.

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