Dr. Brian Lawenda

Radiation Oncology
Kennewick, WA
23 years experience male

Locations

21st Century Oncology/Northwest Cancer Clinic

Kennewick, WA

Address

7379, W Deschutes Ave, Kennewick, WA
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Humana

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna

Medicaid

Tricare

About

Bio

I received my training in radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital (Dana Farber Cancer Institute), where I was Chief Resident. I am the medical director at 21st Century Oncology/Northwest Cancer Clinic, in Kennewick, Washington. Previously, I served as a Commander, in the United States Navy, during which time I was the director of the multi-disciplinary Breast Health Center and Radiation Oncology clinic (Naval Medical Center San Diego). I have an strong interest in integrative oncology, a specialty of cancer care that combines conventional oncologic treatments with evidence-based complementary therapies with a rational approach that focuses on the entire patient: mind, body and spirit. I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, at Indiana University School of Medicine and am on the Board of Trustees of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. I am the founder of IntegrativeOncology-Essentials (www.integrativeoncology-essentials.com).

Specialties
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Radiation Oncology

Integrative Medicine

Doctor Q&A

188 Answers
253 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lawenda
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Distant spread: Cancer that has spread from its origin (breast) to any other location (lymph nodes, bones, organs, etc.) outside of the primary site.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lawenda
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: As long as you don't have skin irritation when you use petroleum jelly it should be quite safe.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lawenda
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes, but depends: It takes a few months to recover the loss of blood from a blood draw. If you get frequent blood draws of sufficient volume, you could get anemic. Most ... Read More
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Nov 26, 2013
Dr. Lawenda is an excellent radiation oncologist. His publications on the use of supplements during radiation therapy is seminal paper.
Feb 22, 2013
Dr. Lawenda is a caring and thoughtful physician who takes excellent care of patients.
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Dec 16, 2012
I came to see Dr. Lawenda (he studied at Harvard) for a second opinion consultation, after having seen another doctor in town for my breast cancer. He and his office staff made me & my husband feel so...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! But your last paragraph only defended the physicians ignorance which i questioned and others gave me an over all consensus of being correct
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for your reply. I think I will have my cyst removed.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u, but I asked already and he didn't know what that could be.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Massachusetts General Hospital

Awards

First place, Academic Research Competition, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA
Foundation Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Chief Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Radiation Oncology

Affiliations

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology
Society for Integrative Oncology
21st Century Oncology
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