Sociedad de Lucha Contra el Cancer

Sociedad De Lucha Contra El Cancer

Sociedad de Lucha Contra el Cancer

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Sociedad de Lucha Contra el Cancer (Society to Fight Cancer), a.k.a. SOLCA, is an Ecuadoran committee which disseminates techniques for fighting cancer. It was formed on December 7, 1951.

History

During the 40s, Dr. Juan Tanca Marengo, a distinguished Ecuadorian doctor and humanist, worried about public health and all the different types of cancer, considered that it was necessary for him to share his oncologic knowledge with the medicine students and with doctors in general. His purpose was to establish prevention and healing campaigns, through the creation of an institute dedicated to the fight against cancer. December 7 of 1951, he calls a group of his closest doctor friends to found one of the public works with the most transcendence in Ecuador: the Sociedad de Lucha contra el cancer, or SOLCA.

In 1953, the government started to organize the creation of the building SOLCA, which was declared Society "fight with the cancer" in Ecuador.In 1957 the radiotheraphy and surgery department were built.With the pass of the years SOLCA have grown been one of the most important hospitals in Ecuador.

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Structure

Capacity of people: 155 beds <br>Average lodge: 5.5 days <br>Occupation average: 62.2%

Prevention

Not only it's important the fight against cancer, but it also is the prevention of it. Hence, the operation of this activity has been giving through interactive lectures, conferences, graphics and demonstrations among people.

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