Women's Lung Cancer Program

Lung cancer is often assumed to be caused by smoking. The truth is that one out of five women who develop lung cancer has never smoked. Among those women with a smoking history, many quit smoking ten years or more before developing lung cancer.


Yolonda Colson, MD, PhD
Director, Women’s Lung Cancer Program

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center

The Women’s Lung Cancer Program at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center is comprised of surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, physical therapists, dietitians, and social workers – all experts in the advanced care of women with lung cancer. The Program offers a wide range of clinical and educational services, including the Women's Lung Cancer Forum, nutritional services, and post-operative services for women undergoing surgical therapy for lung cancer.

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center is a collaboration among world-renowned cancer experts at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – dedicated to treating patients as one team.

Specialists in the Women's Lung Cancer Program have provided answers to many commonly asked questions about women and lung cancer. Please click here to view them.

If you would like to make an appointment with one of our specialists, please click here.

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