When Mackenzie’s mother passed away from breast cancer, she decided to get tested for the BRCA gene. She was just 28 years old, but she knew the test would help her understand her risks. In this post from The Washington Post’s The Lily, the first U.S. newspaper for and by women, she details her mastectomy and reconstruction recovery process. She has since become an adamant supporter of genetic testing and being your own advocate when it comes to receiving the health care you deserve.… Read More


After years of seeking multiple physicians for testing for the BRCA gene and exploring her breast reconstruction options, Mckenzie found the Breast Center in New Orleans. Dr. Blum, Dr. Ordoyne, and our entire team worked with her through her DIEP Flap breast reconstruction. Learn about Mckenzie’s experience with the Breast Center and her journey to recovery through her blog.… Read More