Liga Contra El Cancer
League Against Cancer/Liga Contra el Cancer's Medical Center serves as an intake and treatment facility for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer. Once determined to be eligible for cancer related services, patients receive the appropriate treatment and follow-up services completely FREE of charge. Services are provided at LIGA's own facility, in private physician offices and at local hospitals/Medical Centers, depending on medical need.
LIGA accepts patients - children and adults - without distinction of race, creed or nationality, provided that they have established legal residence in the State of Florida, thus saving hundreds of thousands of dollars to Florida’s tax payers. LIGA provides (FREE) from case review and social services to surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, laboratory services and radiology, medication, prosthetics, home nursing and nurses aid services, home medical equipment, transportation, hospice care, breast and PAP screening, psychological support, and moral support to patients and their families.
LIGA has served (including follow-up) over 65,182 persons from 50 countries, since its foundation in 1975. LIGA began keeping statistics in 1982 and since then as of December 31, 2016, we have provided over 25,838 Papanicolaou Tests (Pap Smears); 33,647 Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy treatments; over 154,546 laboratory tests, over 46,820 radiology procedures, including Scans, Mammograms, Ultrasound and MRI and 2,285 prostate screenings.