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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 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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