Dr. Brian Lawenda, MD

Radiation Oncology •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Lawenda
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Northwest Cancer Clinic

7379 W Deschutes Ave Ste 100 Kennewick, WA 99336

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(509) 987-1800

Dr. Brian Lawenda, MD is a Radiation Oncology Specialist in Kennewick, WA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lawenda has more experience with Breast Cancer and Head and Neck Oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Good Shepherd Medical Center and Kadlec Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lawenda to book an appointment.


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Dr. Lawenda accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer specialists diagnose and treat the presence of malignant cells in breast tissue that may spread to other parts of the body.Compare with other Breast Cancer specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Breast Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawenda treats Breast Cancer more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Lawenda treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

Head and Neck Oncology

oncologists focus on management and treatment of malignant cells in the head and neck, including oral cancer, throat cancer, and thyroid cancer.Compare with other Head and Neck Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Tonsil Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Head and Neck Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawenda treats Head and Neck Cancer more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Lawenda treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Salivary Gland Cancer
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawenda treats Salivary Gland Cancer more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Lawenda treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Lawenda's conditions and procedures:

  • 3D Conformal Radiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • 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
  • Breast Brachytherapy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • 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
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • 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

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Underwent radiation treatment for prostrate cancer. During the course of my treatments, Dr. Lawenda and his staff were exceptional in showing courtesy, kindness and respect to both myself and my wife. Excellent, state of the art treatment options and kindness and respect are standard at this clinic.
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Rod Hardin – May 13, 2020
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Dr Lawenda and his staff were very knowledgeable and caring during my radiation treatment. Also very careful and cautious during this Covid crisis.
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Rosa (Rosi) Nelson – May 05, 2020
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Left breast radiation treatment. 37 treatments total. The care was amazing, the entire team was knowledgeable, patient and kind. Dr Lawenda explained the procedure in great detail, answered all my questions that I had. No one wants to take this journey, but I must say I could not have asked for a better team. I feel very confident that my team did what was best for me and my recovery. I am also planning to follow through by taking part in Dr Lawenda’s Integrative Oncology.
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Kathleen Bush – Apr 13, 2020
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Dr. Lawenda has been treating me since I had a breast cancer lumpectomy several years ago. I went through radiation and have tested clear so far. He is on top of all my health concerns. He has always had my best in mind.
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Jan Slagle – Mar 14, 2020
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I am very grateful to Dr. Lawenda and his entire staff for the personal care and guidance that is being provided to me. Walking in the door for the first time I felt welcomed and a sense of relief that I was in the place that would help guide and consult me every step of the way. Everyone is positive, extremely knowledgeable and professional. Thank you very much Dr. Lawenda and every member of the staff.
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Mar 07, 2020
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Dr. Lawenda and Staff are professional and courteous. My health and well being is better due to their care. We are so lucky to have a man recogonized as one of world's best in his field like Dr. Lawenda in the Columbia Basin!
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Gene Kernan – Mar 07, 2020
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Dr. Lawenda From the first visit made me feel that they were going to take care of me. He had a way of talking that made me feel I was in great hands. He talk to me not at me. He answered all of my questions in a way that I could understand. It would be good if all Doctors had the concern for the people he does. I also told him that he has the best I have ever work with. Everyone from the front desk to the treatment room were great. Last I would like to say thank you to everyone there.
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Eathen O. Rager – Mar 04, 2020
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I have Prostate Cancer. My name is Carl Franklin. I have & still am a patient of Dr. Lawenda. I been getting Radiation Treatment for the Past 81/2 weeks with the nine Week Treatment ending next Week. I've had no side affects What so Ever.. The staff are really good also.. Dr. Lawenda has my best interest in mind. I completely Trust him...I couldn't recommend him any higher. Thank you to the staff & especially Dr. Laweenda.
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Carl Franklin – Feb 26, 2020
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Dr. Lawenda obviously cares deeply about his patients and this community. He does a great job of explaining complicated treatments and test results. When I leave, I feel like I have the knowledge and tools to make myself healthier and reduce my chance of a re-occurrence. He's been very patient and it is appreciated. I have recommended him to family and friends.
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Amie L. – Oct 01, 2019
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I would highly recommend Dr. Lawenda & his entire staff at the Northwest Cancer Clinic. He is extremely knowledgeable about everything associated with both radiation and integrative oncology and continually stays up to date regarding all advances in these fields. He is one of the most caring doctors I have ever dealt with. He is totally committed to developing the plan that will be the best and most appropriate in treating your cancer and in teaching you how to reduce your future risk of recurrence. Every appointment was almost exactly on time with minimal waiting. The staff are very friendly and try to make each treatment as “pleasant” as possible. The whole treatment experience was very positive.
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Kennewick – Sep 24, 2019
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I have consulted Dr. Lawenda to serve as an informed second opinion and integrative oncology support doctor for my mom following her cancer diagnosis. With Dr. Lawenda's recommendations for supplements that support immune function, she breezed through chemotherapy with few side effects. Dr. Lawenda has been incredibly supportive, allowing us to evaluate her treatment options and supplement them with evidenced based natural supplements. Thank you for your kindness, expertise, and caring! I also recommend all of the resources that he puts at your fingertips!
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Sep 01, 2019
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Dr. Lawenda impressed me at my first visit. I like his integrated approach to my treatment. I felt I could trust him to guide me in my decision making process. He is highly knowledgeable, takes the time with you to answer questions and is compassionate. Highly recommend him!
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Pam Kuns – Aug 02, 2019
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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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Vernon Johnson, Ph.D. – Jul 20, 2019
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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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Sandra English – Jun 13, 2019
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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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Jun 12, 2019
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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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Apr 26, 2019
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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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Apr 10, 2019
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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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Apr 01, 2019
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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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Mar 16, 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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Priscilla Ayres in KENNEWICK, WA – Mar 06, 2019
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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)

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Locations

Northwest Cancer Clinic

Northwest Cancer Clinic7379 W Deschutes Ave Ste 100 Kennewick, WA 99336
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Northwest Cancer Clinic1050 W Elm Ave Ste 150 Hermiston, OR 97838
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Good Shepherd Medical Center

Hermiston, OR

Kadlec Regional Medical Center

Richland, WA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Lourdes Medical Center

Pasco, WA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Sunnyside Community Hospital

Sunnyside, WA

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Trios Women's and Children's Hospital

Kennewick, WA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)