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Each year in the U.S. more than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people. While skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, it is also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. When allowed to progress, however, skin cancer can result in disfigurement and even death.

To assist the public in spotting potential skin cancers, Kent Hospital is offering a free skin screening on Wednesday, May 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Breast Health Center at Kent, 455 Toll Gate Road, Warwick (located to the left of the hospital’s Emergency Department).

Screenings will be provided by dermatologist Ellen Frankel, MD, and her physician assistant. There is no fee for the initial screening.
 
The program is sponsored by Kent Hospital’s cancer program and supported by the American Academy of Dermatology. Registration is required by Friday, May 3. To register, please call (401) 737-7010, extension 31864, or email lmillerick@kentri.org, and provide your full name and phone number. Space is limited.

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About Kent Hospital

Kent Hospital, a Care New England Hospital, is a 359-bed, acute care hospital. It is Rhode Island’s second largest hospital, serving approximately 300,000 residents of central Rhode Island.

A teaching affiliate of The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kent offers programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and an Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship. Kent’s redesigned Emergency Department (ED) sees approximately 70,000 patients a year and ranks Kent’s ED volume among the top 10-percent nationally. It was the first hospital in the state to eliminate the practice of ambulance diversion.

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Jim Beardsworth
P: (401) 737-7010, ext. 31395
E: jbeardsworth@kentri.org