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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 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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