More than 70 women received the royal treatment on Tuesday, October 15, during the 10thAnnual Ladies’ Spa Day, hosted by the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center. Participants – including cancer survivors and patients receiving cancer treatment at Mount Sinai – enjoyed a day of pampering and relaxation and received useful information to help them manage their cancer.

Free services included manicures, massages, facials, hair styling and make-up application. In addition, guests participated in free energy therapy, meditation and yoga sessions. They also received information on healthy eating and integrative medicine, all presented by Dr. Mike Cusnir, a Mount Sinai hematologist/oncologist.

Iliana Saavedra, who was diagnosed six years ago with terminal stage IV breast cancer that metastasized to her bones, was among the guests at the event. Saavedra has been able to enjoy life and her family, thanks to the treatment she received at Mount Sinai while in the care of her hematologist/oncologist, Dr. Elisa Krill–Jackson.

“You see the collaboration and dedication of all the professionals at the cancer center, and I want them to know that I am grateful and appreciative for all that they do,” said Saavedra. “I have been going to this event every year for the past six years, and it just keeps getting better and better. I leave here feeling relaxed, beautiful and inspired. It’s a nice break from all the tension you live with as a cancer patient.”

The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).  Mount Sinai is the only Florida hospital to receive this recognition three times in a row, and it is one of only 23 out of 1,500 CoC-accredited centers in the nation to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award three consecutive times. To schedule a mammogram at the Lila and Harold Menowitz Comprehensive Breast Center, please call 305-535-3434. For more information on Mount Sinai Medical Center, visit

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