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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 Skin cancer (melanoma)

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/04/2015)

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can spread to other organs in the body. The most common sign of melanoma is the appearance of a new mole

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of melanoma

(29/10/2014)

The first sign of a melanoma is often the appearance of a new mole or a change in the appearance of an existing mole.

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NHS Choices - Causes of melanoma

(04/12/2014)

The exact cause of melanoma is not known, although most cases are closely linked to the effect of ultraviolet (UV) light on the skin.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing melanoma

(29/10/2014)

A diagnosis of melanoma will usually begin with a visit to your GP, who will examine your skin and decide if you need further assessment by a specialist.

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NHS Choices - Treating melanoma

(29/10/2014)

Surgery is the main treatment for melanoma, although it often depends on your individual circumstances.

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NHS Choices - Preventing melanoma

(29/10/2014)

The best way to prevent all types of skin cancer is to avoid overexposure to the sun.

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NHS Choices - 'I never thought I’d be at risk'

(15/10/2014)

Kate was diagnosed with malignant melanoma after a routine check on a mole.

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