Windsong Health Genetic Counseling
Windsong Radiology Group’s affiliate, Windsong Health, provides genetic counseling. Laura Fisher, MS, CGC, and director of the genetic counseling department guides and supports patients seeking information about how inherited diseases and conditions might affect them or their families.
Certified Genetic Counselor, Laura Fisher received a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from Boston University. As a genetic counselor, Laura educates individuals, assesses risk and helps patients to interpret the results. Laura’s expertise helps patients determine if they should pursue testing at all. With genetic testing for inherited cancer predisposition becoming more widely available and increasingly complex, it is Laura’s goal to provide patients with the counseling and education needed to help them make informed decisions.
The Windsong Breast Care Hereditary Cancer Risk Program is a new program which concentrates on hereditary risk assessment, genetic testing, and screening plans based on individualized risk assessment. Our specially trained genetic counselor can discuss ways to minimize cancer risk or ensure early detection of cancer, when there is the greatest chance of a cure.
Do you have a personal or family history of cancer?
Genetic counseling and testing can help individuals better understand their risks for certain types of cancer. An appointment with a genetic counselor includes analysis of a person’s medical and family histories. Genetic counselors are specially trained to educate patients about testing options, management and prevention. They also discuss the impact results may have on family members.
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