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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 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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