Welcome to IntegrativeOncology-Essentials

Brian D. Lawenda, M.D. 2015My name is Dr. Brian Lawenda and I founded IntegrativeOncology-Essentials (IOE“) and the AntiCancerize Me Programon January 1, 2009. Since that time we have proudly helped educate over a quarter-million individuals around the world on the use of evidence-informed, integrative approaches to cancer care and the anticancer lifestyle.

If you want to know what ELSE you can do (in addition to conventional cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, drugs, surgery) to optimize cancer outcomes and minimize side effects you’ve come to the right place.

I created IntegrativeOncology-Essentials and the AntiCancerize Me Program™ to teach you about “integrative oncology,” a comprehensive approach to cancer care based on combining anticancer lifestyle changes, evidence-informed complementary and alternative therapies and the latest, state of the art cancer treatments.

For those of you who are looking for a web-based program to help you make your body less conducive to cancer development, growth and recurrence check out the AntiCancerize Me Program.™ 


This program condenses the most important information I teach at conferences and lectures throughout the U.S. and I personalize it for you so you can immediately start ‘anticancerizing’ your body today.

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Recent Articles from Our Blog

Alternative Medicine Gurus Are Misleading Cancer Patients

If you have been searching for information about treating cancer “naturally,” I’m sure you’ve read articles, blog posts and watched videos and documentaries that make the following claims: Pharmaceutical companies already have the cure for cancer (or […]

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Another Healthful Nutrient Dense Weight Gain Smoothie

If you are looking for a healthful, calorie and nutrient dense smoothie recipe to help you maintain or gain weight during or after cancer treatment, try this one by IOE’s anticancer nutritionist, Conner Middelmann-Whitney. This is the […]

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Supplements and Phytonutrients For Skin Cancer Prevention

Non-melanoma skin cancers are by far the most common type of cancer, and if you have already had prior skin cancer, your risk of developing additional skin cancers is 1000% greater than for those who have never had […]

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Vaginal Pain After Breast Cancer Treatable With Liquid Lidocaine

Vaginal pain during intercourse (“dyspareunia”) is not uncommon among breast cancer survivors who are taking medications to block or lower estrogen. This is believed to be due to the thinning of the vaginal tissues when estrogen levels […]

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Resistance Exercise Beats Aerobic Exercise

I counsel patients all the time on the beneficial effects of physical activity on cancer outcomes: lower risk of developing cancer lower risk of cancer progression lower risk of cancer recurrence lower risk of dying from […]

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Who Are We: The IOE Team

Brian D. Lawenda, M.D.

Radiation oncologist, integrative oncologist and medical acupuncturist. I’ve created this site to support people wanting to prevent or overcome cancer by combining conventional and complementary medicine. LEARN MORE

Conner Middelmann-Whitney

I am a nutritionist with a special interest in cancer-prevention. As well as offering online and face-to-face nutrition consultations, I am a cooking instructor and author of Zest for Life, The Mediterranean Anti-Cancer Diet. LEARN MORE

Lynda W. Freeman, Ph.D.

I am a licensed therapist, cancer researcher, author and consultant of mind-body and behavioral medicine interventions as treatment for cancer and chronic diseases. LEARN MORE

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Learn About: 1) Integrative Oncology, 2) Recommendations to reduce your risk of cancer, cancer growth, recurrence and other complications,  3) Managing symptoms using an integrative approach, and many other topics...