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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 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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