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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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Ask a Pharmacist – Colm Kennelly

Life Pharmacy’s Managing Pharmacist Colm Kennelly explains all about seasonal flu and how the flu vaccine works – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 3 October 2018. This month sees the start of the annual Flu Vaccine campaign and Pharmacists all over the country will be providing the vaccine to patients – many of us... Read more >

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Articles in Mastectomy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(02/03/2015)

A mastectomy is an operation to remove the breast. It can be used to treat breast cancer in both men and women.

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NHS Choices - Why a mastectomy may be necessary

(02/03/2015)

A mastectomy is mainly used as a treatment for breast cancer or as a way of preventing breast cancer developing.

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NHS Choices - How a mastectomy is performed

(02/03/2015)

There are several different types of mastectomy, depending on the areas that are removed.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from a mastectomy

(02/03/2015)

Most people who have a mastectomy recover well after the procedure and do not develop complications.

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NHS Choices - Complications of a mastectomy

(02/03/2015)

In most cases, recovery from a mastectomy is straightforward and without complications.

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NHS Choices - 'I wouldn't have changed my decision at all'

(16/02/2015)

Emma Duncan was diagnosed with breast cancer twice in four years, once in each breast.

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NHS Choices - 'After surgery, it was brilliant to see a breast there again'

(16/02/2015)

Pauline Polley, from Dorset, had a mastectomy after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a breast reconstruction 18 months later.

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