PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and Rhode Island health officials are encouraging people to get a free skin cancer screening at a local beach this summer.
Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, teamed up with the state Department of Health, The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island and medical professionals for the 2016 Skin Check campaign.
The goal is to identify cases of skin cancer in their earliest, most treatable stages and educate the public about effective sun protection.
Screenings are first come, first served.
They are scheduled for Scarborough Beach in Narragansett on July 15 and August 26; Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett on July 24; and East Matunuck State Beach in South Kingstown on July 29.
A typical screening takes about 15 minutes and is conducted in private.
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