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Dr. Brian Lawenda, MD

Radiation Oncology ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Lawenda

21st Century Oncology/Northwest Cancer Clinic

7379 W Deschutes Ave Ste 100 Kennewick, WA 99336

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Dr. Brian Lawenda, MD is a radiation oncology specialist in Kennewick, WA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Temple University School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in radiation oncology, oncology, and more.


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Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawenda treats Cancer more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lawenda treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
Urinary Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawenda treats Urinary Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lawenda treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Tonsil Cancer
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawenda treats Tonsil Cancer more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lawenda treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lawenda's conditions and procedures:

  • 3D Conformal Radiotherapy
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Breast Brachytherapy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glioblastoma
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stress Management
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

About Me

I am committed to providing premiere, quality, cost-effective radiation therapy and integrative oncology services that are responsive to the needs of our patients through continuous improvement and innovation. I am commited to clinical and scientific excellence in a caring environment.

Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Acupuncture
  • Functional Medicine
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
Naval Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1997
Temple University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1993
University Of California
Undergraduate School
Helms Medical Institute UCLA/Stanford (Medical Acupuncture)
2004
1998
1997
1993

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Dr. Lawenda's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lawenda

4.9

Based on 85 reviews

5 Stars
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Very informative and left me with a sense of direction and a plan of attack. He is the first medical doctor I have encountered that treats the health of the whole body as part of any proposed cancer therapy. Integrating the metabolic theory of cancer with conventional therapy is unique. He draws the patient into a collaboration in defining an appropriate treatment. His emphasis on first understanding your nutritional status through self education and state of the are testing sets the stage for effective treatment. Even though he is a radiation oncologist he propose that as only one therapy among several. In my case it was "wait and see" and in the meantime work on improving my general health. His online course provided me with a portal to a vast array of literature and research on current studies. The depth of information that links to the course modules is seemingly endless and is like my personal nutrition and cancer treatment library. OUTSTANDING!
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Dr. Lawenda demonstrated care for me as a person and a total approach for the success of my treatment. His staff were also excellent. They greeted me as soon as I entered the door and all appointments were timely. The staff performing the treatment were upbeat and knew me as a person. Excellent overall experience.
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After a cancer diagnosis, my integrative physician suggested that I see Dr. Lawenda. He laid out the treatment plan, suggested a few more supplements and referred me to an outstanding Medical Oncologist and an outstanding Surgeon. Once chemo and surgery were done, I returned to Dr. Lawenda to discuss radiation. Because my situation was unusual, there wasn't a standard protocol. Rather than having me run around the state to gather second opinions, Dr. Lawenda called about six of his peers to ask what they would do. He then called me to share their thoughts. I chose to proceed with radiation as it reduced the chance of reoccurance. They graciously accommodated my request for early morning appointments. I saw the radiation team every weekday morning for a total of 33 treatments. I saw Dr. Lawenda every Monday so that he could check on how I was doing. I am very grateful for the orchestration of excellent care all the way through my journey and highly recommend Dr. Lawenda!
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So personable, he gave great advice and gave me so much hope that my pain can be treated
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Dr Lawenda is very professional and knowledgeable. His professional yet human approach to medicine has been one bright spot in my Cancer journey. He helped me with medications, and what tests to ask for and possibly saved my life with this information.
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Dr Lawenda and all of the staff at Northwest Cancer Clinic are friendly and make you feel like family! Katie Leach the Oncology Patient Navigator is wonderful at her job and a wonderful person! I highly recomend these people!
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Very efficient staff, easy to work with. They always had a smile, which made you feel comfortable. Dr. Lawenda was easy to talk to and explained everything in a way that made the procedure easy to understand. Always willing to answer your questions. Charlotte, Pasco, Wa. March 3, 2019
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Dr. Lawenda, the radiation techs and his staff are all very compassionate, knowledgeable, and friendly. They helped ease my anxiety over my diagnosis and gave me a positive outlook. Dr. Lawenda discussed in detail my diagnosis, treatments and care. I was very impressed with the fact that my treatment plan was created by my team of doctors, Dr. Ayres, Dr. Fora and Dr. Lawenda, for the best prognosis. My appt times were on schedule and the overall experience was amazing!
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Dr.Lawenda explained my diagnosis, elaborated on the different treatments and discussed in detail my options. He was very down to earth and I appreciated him making me feel that my health was important to him and he would quarterback my treatment. I was very impressed with him and will also share my experience with my Nurse Practitioner who referred me. His staff were very friendly and helpful,a sign of a good team environment. Pam,Umatilla,OR
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Dr. Lawenda patiently answered all of my questions. He was familiar with my case, and was prepared when he walked into the examining room. I felt respected. Although the office is quite busy, it did not give me a feeling of being part of an assembly line. Excellent individual attention.
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My wife and I were extremely happy with the time we spent with Dr Lawenda. Dr Lawenda did an excellent job in explaining my medical condition and the options available for me.
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Thoroughly explains your condition and all data to you with respect.
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Positive, knowledgeable and plain spoken. Providing adequate information and a thoroughly professional but yet personal perspective, the consultation with Dr. Lewenda left me confident and optimistic about the decisions I then made regarding the best treatment options for me.
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Having cancer is not an easy diagnosis. But since Dr. Lawenda was personal and listened to every issue and problem and took steps to help as soon as I could get my prescription.
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I was fortunate to find Dr. Lawenda several years ago. He consulted with my 86 year old father and me regarding my father’s cancer diagnosis. Most oncologists who met with us did not give my dad much hope with conventional practices. Recently I had to again consult Dr. Lawenda. Again, he listened intently and patiently, provided excellent, balanced advice, and most important, he offered hope. Dr. Lawenda is kind, , knowledgeable, experienced, and sincere. I would recommend him to anyone!
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In my 3 year long journey of advanced stage 4 cancer, I have acquired many doctors. Dr. Lawenda is the only one that acknowledges diet as part of treatment. It was important to me to not rely soley on chemo or radiation but to be able to know how to help myself. Integrative oncology is amazing and he is so good at explaining in easy terms. Very smart/ knowledgeable and attentive. He actually listens!! I wish I'd found him 3 years ago! I would have done things alot differently!
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Visited Dr lawenda for my brothers cancer. He was very nice and actually listened to our concerns and answered our questions. Dr Lawenda was very informative about what the process of radiation will do. Explained everything. The whole staff were very caring, friendly, and helpful. I would highly recommend
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Dr. Lawenda is the best physician I’ve ever dealt with. From the first visit I was treated like an old friend rather than a new client. His staff is the best I’ve ever seen; everyone does their job with a smile. They obviously care very much about their patients. From the beginning I felt totally at ease with Dr. Lawenda. He answered every question thoroughly; there was never a feeling of being rushed. I walked out with a complete understanding of my situation and my options. Outstanding rating!
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I had surgery and did research to find the best possible Dr I could find. I felt comfortable during the initial meeting, Dr. Lawenda and his staff all seem to genuinely to care about you. Within minutes we met the Dr. and a plan was formulated for my head and neck cancer. It was explained to me so I could understand it. I struggled emotionally with radiation daily and chemo weekly so Dr Lewanda suggested and preformed acupuncture which I found to relieve me of my anxiety. I would recommend it.
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I was so relieved to meet Dr. Lawenda and know that I finally met a doctor who listened to my medical needs. As a cancer survivor, I know how important it is to have a doctor who is empathetic and informative, I'm thankful he is local. His staff was professional, friendly and engaging. Dr. Lawenda addressed a medical issue that my other doctors overlooked, for that I was grateful. I was surprised at how much time he spent with me! I highly recommend him, our community is lucky to have him!!
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