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First Sun Smarts event of the summer

First Sun Smarts event of the summer

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 By: Chelsea Priest

cpriest@abc6.com

Friday was the first ABC6 SunSmarts event of the summer at First Beach in Newport. Doctors from University Dermatology and Lifespand were on hand to offer free skin cancer screenings to anyone who signed up.

The doctors look for specific things in these screenings. Dr. John Kawaoka explains, "the a–b–c–d's of melanoma, so the a is asymmetry so one side of the mole is not like the other, b is border so the borders are irregular c is color so multiple colors, really dark colors, d is diameter."

If you missed the first event, there are four more this summer. Here are the details: Screenings will be offered from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on 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.


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