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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 Pancreatic cancer

NHS Choices - Introduction

(27/08/2014)

Around 8,800 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK each year.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of pancreatic cancer

(27/08/2014)

In its early stages, pancreatic cancer rarely causes symptoms. Three common early symptoms are pain in the stomach or back, weight loss and jaundice.

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NHS Choices - Causes of pancreatic cancer

(27/08/2014)

The exact cause of pancreatic cancer isn't fully understood, but age, smoking and other health conditions can increase your risk of cancer of the pancreas.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing pancreatic cancer

(27/08/2014)

In the early stages, pancreatic cancer often causes no symptoms. This can make it difficult to diagnose.

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NHS Choices - Treating pancreatic cancer

(04/12/2014)

Treatment for pancreatic cancer depends on the type, location and stage of your cancer. The three main treatments are surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from surgery

(27/08/2014)

Recovering from pancreatic cancer surgery can be a long and difficult process.

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NHS Choices - Support for carers

(04/09/2014)

There are more than five million people in England who look after an ill or disabled partner, child, relative or friend.

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NHS Choices - Social care for people with cancer

(04/09/2014)

There are numerous social care options available to you, including care attendants, meals on wheels and home adaptations.

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NHS Choices - 'Surgery has enabled me to see my daughter qualify as a vet'

(27/08/2014)

Alan Bentley was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas in the summer of 2005 and given six months to live.

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