Explanation of Specialty
Gynecologic oncology is a medical subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology that refers to the diagnosis and treatment of women’s pelvic cancers. These cancers most commonly include cancers of the uterus, ovary, cervix and vulva. The field of gynecologic oncology is very specialized. There are approximately 952 board certified gynecologic oncologists in the United States. Women with pelvic gynecologic malignancies are treated with surgery and chemotherapy. We also treat complicated noncancerous cases such as a fibroid uterus or endometriosis by performing surgery. Most women with gynecologic cancers are in their 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s but these malignancies can affect women of any age. Precancerous lesions of the cervix, uterus, vagina and vulva can affect younger women in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s.
In September, 2010, Dr. Camille A. Falkner opened Falkner Gynecologic Cancer Care.
The mission of Falkner Gynecologic Cancer Care is to provide quality personalized medical care for women with gynecologic pelvic cancers. Excellent patient care in a comfortable practice environment is the priority. All patients, regardless of age or background, will receive clear communication and will be treated kindly with patience in an efficient manner.