Newport Hospital to Offer Free Women's Cancer Screenings on Saturday, April 18

April 1, 2015

NH Cancer ScreeningsNewport Hospital, in association with the state’s Women’s Cancer Screening Program, will be offering free clinical breast exams and mammograms to women between the ages of 40 and 64 years old who are underinsured or uninsured and meet income guidelines. All exams and mammograms will take place at Newport Hospital, and interpreter services and transportation will be provided.

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Newport Hospital, 11 Friendship Street, Newport, R.I.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About one in eight women in the U.S. (or 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

Pre-registration is required. To register for a screening or for more information, please call (401) 845-1548. The deadline to register is Sunday, April 12.