Skin cancer test offered at Rhode Island beaches


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Beachgoers can get a free skin cancer screening at Rhode Island beaches in July and August.

The Rhode Island Department of Health, the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island Hospital and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, will launch the Sun Smarts Sunscreen Campaign Monday at Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Screenings will be offered from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Fridays: July 11 at Easton’s Beach in Newport; July 18 at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett; Aug. 15 at East Matunuck State Beach in South Kingstown; and Aug. 22 at Sachuest Town Beach in Middletown; and from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett.

Dermatologists and dermatology residents affiliated with Lifespan Hospital will perform the screenings.

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