Education, Treatment, Prevention.
As a Radiation Oncologist, Integrative Oncologist, Functional Medicine Practitioner and Medical Acupuncturist, Dr. Brian Lawenda is one of the few physicians in the world who provides patients, healthcare providers and legal experts evidence-informed, balanced insights on the latest conventional oncology treatments, natural and complementary therapies and anticancer lifestyle changes.
Dr. Lawenda offers in-office consultations and phone/video counseling for patients. Sessions can focus on Radiation Oncology or Integrative Oncology. See services page for more information
Dr. Lawenda’s expertise in radiation oncology, integrative oncology, functional medicine and medical acupuncture make him unique and highly sought as a medical expert witness.
Dr. Lawenda is a sought after guest lecturer, speaking to both local and international professional societies and schools. He covers various topics within his many specialities such as integrative oncology.
“Thank you Dr. Lawenda for the invaluable service you provide. My wife had stage 4 non-small cell cancer with multiple bone metastases when she was first diagnosed. She was given, at best, three months to live. She was a visiting nurse; I'm a field engineer supporting medical imaging systems. We both knew what we are up against. Nevertheless, we were inundated with all kinds of well-intentioned, as well as nefarious information on alternative treatments, many promising cures. We both knew better, but we also knew that there were valid alternative medical treatments that could be helpful. We decided to pursue a course that would incorporate the best of both conventional and alternative therapies. Fortunately, our oncologist was on-board with this. Finding your IntegrativeOncology-Essentials site enabled us to separate the wheat from the chaff, efficiently. We were able to extend her life out to 21 months, and she enjoyed a relatively good quality of life for the last 2 1/2 months. I thank you profusely for helping us to navigate the slippery slopes of cancer treatment. I recommend your site to everyone I encounter who is faced with a cancer diagnosis.”
– anonymous IOE fan
“After feeling overwhelmed and confused by all the information out there, and the indifference of most doctors towards integrative therapies, I was so pleased to find Dr. Lawenda and his AntiCancerize Me Program. It is very thorough, and most importantly, easy to follow. I would most definitely recommend this system to anybody, really, not just cancer patients – as a preventative measure…as a lifestyle. I don't want this happening to my family or anyone else for that matter. Why not do your best to prevent it. Thank you Dr. Lawenda. It was a pleasure.”
– Maureen Los Angeles, CA
"As a fellow healthcare professional, I was beyond impressed with my phone consultation experience with Dr. Brian Lawenda. I was completely blown away at how helpful and kind he was, as well as how prompt he was at getting back to me. Not only is Brian’s medical knowledge encyclopedic, he treats the whole person and takes time to be caring while obviously maintaining a very busy office practice. As a licensed healthcare professional, I care deeply about what I do-it’s not just a job for me. I sensed the same passion and commitment in Brian and feel lucky to have found him in my Internet research."
– Dianne Rockefeller, LMT, COMT, CKTP, CCT
“Before consulting with Dr. Lawenda, after my recent breast cancer diagnosis, I was in a frozen state-of-mind and felt as though I was losing control of my life fearing what chemo would do to my body. After one session with Dr. Lawenda and understanding more about his "integrative oncology" methodology and approach to cancer treatment, I truly felt a renewed sense of hope. Now with IOE strategies such as exercise, stress reduction, and a clean diet, I know I can totally control this aspect of my life by integrating these habits WHILE undergoing chemotherapy. I CAN DO THIS!! Thanks Dr. Lawenda.”
– June H. Reno, NV
”There are so few enlightened radiation oncologists who can work with their patients, enabling them to empower themselves by integrating complementary therapies into their conventional cancer care. Brian Lawenda is one of a rare breed. Patients who have Dr. Lawenda on their care team are fortunate indeed to be able to benefit from his vast fund of knowledge, which he so generously shares with the rest of us in the field by way of his highly informative au courant website and blogs. And to top it off, he is a totally compassionate and caring human being.”
– Donald Abrams, M.D. Director, Integrative Oncology Research Program, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California San Francisco Chief of Hematology/Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital Past President of the Society for Integrative Oncology Author and Editor, Integrative Oncology