On Cancer: Meet Breast Cancer Surgeon Monica Morrow

By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Monday, June 25, 2012

Monica Morrow, Chief of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Breast Surgical Service, discusses how our patients with breast cancer are cared for by a true team of experts in every aspect of treatment and recovery.


I appreciated her comment about breast cancer being a highly treatable disease, that's a great positive statement to make up front. It does worry me that breast cancer is so prevalent that MSKCC needs TEN full time breast surgeons to help everyone. I would just add that it's so important for breast cancer patients to gather as much knowledge as they can about their diagnosis and suggested treatments. Knowledge is power and an empowered patient is much likelier to be a survivor. --

That is wonderful news and better yet the procedure not to have the Hook.
I will tell you from experience ,the Hook was true torture..
Thank you I hope all will follow.
BIg Hugs Kim :)) Thank YOU for Changing Things:)))))

Such a great surgeon and very encouraging news! Thank you!

Hello I think your blog is quite nice!

Dr. Morrow is a wonderful surgeon. God bless her. I am a 2 yr. survivor because of her & her breast cancer team. There is no better or caring place than Sloan Kettering.

Dr. Morrow is the best there is, I couldn't have had a better surgeon or have been in better hands. The nurses & staff at Sloan are so caring & just amazing. I can't thank them all enough...God bless them

I would like to know more about alcohol use socially if its safe after having breast cancer.

Hi Darene, thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, we cannot answer personal medical questions on our blog. If you are concerned about your risk from alcohol after breast cancer, we recommend you discuss this with your doctor.

I found lots of interesting information here. The post was professionally written and I feel like the author has extensive knowledge in this subject.

Dr. Morrow, could you explain a bit about the purpose of taking tamoxifen for women who had double mastectomy? What is the benefit for taking tamoxifen?.

Ahmed, we are not able to answer individual medical questions on our blog. However, we did share your question with Dr. Morrow, and she said for patients whose tumors are found to have certain molecular characteristics, tamoxifen may prevent tumors from coming back in other parts of the body. Thank you for your comment.

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