NBC 10 Skin Check
NBC 10 News is teaming up with The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island for the NBC 10 Skin Check.
NBC 10 will be hosting a series of free skin cancer screenings at various locations this summer.
All screenings are provided by dermatologists associated with Brown Dermatology. The screenings are free of charge and given on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 100 people at each event will be screened, and any individual who requires follow-up will be referred for dermatology consultations.
You are free to have as much or as little of your body screened as you'd like, but please wear a bathing suit.
The goal of the events is to educate individuals on risk factors for skin cancer and what precautions to take, especially because skin cancer rates have been on the rise in recent years.
"Rhode Island has a higher incidence of melanoma than the national average, and we are afraid that this has to do with unsafe sun behaviors," said Dr. Thomas Ruenger of Roger Williams Medical Center.
NBC 10 Skin Check has concluded for 2017.