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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 Leukaemia, acute lymphoblastic

NHS Choices - Introduction

(18/12/2014)

Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells. Acute leukaemia means the condition progresses rapidly and aggressively and requires immediate treatment.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

Symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia include pale skin, frequent bleeding and bone pain.

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NHS Choices - Causes of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

Acute leukaemia begins with an alteration to the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that is found in the stem cells that are responsible for producing white blood cells.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

In the initial stages of diagnosing acute leukaemia, your GP will check for physical signs of the condition, such as swollen glands.

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NHS Choices - Treating acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

Treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia usually begins a few days after diagnosis as it's an aggressive condition that develops rapidly.

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NHS Choices - Complications of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

Being immunocompromised (having a weakened immune system) is a possible complication for some patients with acute leukaemia.

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NHS Choices - 'I was put in an ambulance that night... I was petrified'

(17/10/2014)

Read Hazel's account of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

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