Women and Lung Cancer

Women and Lung Cancer

Yolonda Colson, MD, PhD, Director, Women’s Lung Cancer Program at BWH, explains the significance of lung cancer in women, which accounts for more cancer deaths than breast, ovarian and uterine cancer combined. She also describes the differences in lung cancer in women versus men in terms of risk factors, lung cancer types and response to lung cancer treatment.  

The Women’s Lung Cancer Program is comprised of surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, physical therapists, dietitians, and social workers. The Program also offers a wide range of support services, including nutritional services, and post-operative services for women undergoing surgical therapy for lung cancer.


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Brigham and Women's Physician Resource Center

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Yolonda Lorig Colson, MD, PhD

Director, Women's Lung Cancer Program

Dr. Yolonda L. Colson is a thoracic surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. She is director of the Women’s Lung Cancer Program at BWH and professor of surgery at ...