THE IMPORTANCE OF BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS

When it comes to breast cancer, early detection is critically important – just ask Yara Robertson, M.D., F.A.C.S. During a recent appearance on THV11’s The Vine, Dr. Robertson shared why women should get screened every year starting at age 40 (and when it should be even earlier!), plus additional breast cancer concerns for Black women. Hear … Continued

CARTI CANCER CENTER IN EL DORADO SECURES FUNDING FOR COMPLETION

We are thrilled to have secured funding through the American Rescue Plan Act to complete Phase II of CARTI El Dorado, our comprehensive cancer center serving South Arkansas.  Dr. Jim Sheppard, a long-time family practice physician in the local community, said, “Three years ago, CARTI began a Phase I project of the CARTI Cancer Center … Continued

MOUNT ST. MARY’S ‘KNITTED KNOCKERS’ PROJECT HELPS BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS AND CARTI

A recent project completed by the Krafty Belles – a crafting club at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock – is bringing comfort and hope to breast cancer patients who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy as part of their treatment. Read more about how these creative, compassionate high school students, led by club coordinator Tara … Continued

AMP TOP TEN: DR. JERRI FANT, HEART FOR HEALTH

There are so many awards in the world of cancer care – just not the ones you might expect. Hear from our own Dr. Jerri Fant, breast cancer surgeon and recent recipient of Arkansas Money & Politics’ 10-year anniversary Top Ten recognition, about the surprisingly long-term relationships she builds with patients as part of their … Continued

Four Words You Never Want to Hear: “I’m Sorry, It’s Cancer”

Agalia Baker of Russellville was an advanced practice nurse working in women’s health when she was surprised by her own breast cancer diagnosis. The emotional journey that followed was often witnessed by Sam Makhoul, M.D. – medical oncologist and CARTI Medical Director – who encouraged Agalia to share her experience. Which she did. Agalia wrote … Continued

LEARNING THE CANCER VOCABULARY

Cancer treatment has a language all its own. At CARTI, we want every patient to understand all aspects of their cancer journey – and that includes learning some of the common terms you might hear as part of your cancer care. This list provides simple definitions from the National Cancer Institute, and can be a … Continued

Cancer Screenings for Seniors: A Guide

From our first visit to the doctor as children to regular check-ups as adults, seeing a physician for wellness exams is a part of life. But as we get older, our health changes and more medical attention becomes necessary – and oftentimes, that means having routine cancer screenings. It can be overwhelming to learn about these … Continued

Common Urological Issues Women Face

It can be uncomfortable for women to talk about urological issues. But it’s even more uncomfortable to experience them when you don’t know what to expect. Chances are, you know someone who has dealt with urological issues, whether it’s postpartum bladder leaks or back pain from pelvic floor dysfunction – so there’s no reason to suffer … Continued

CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS AND EARLY DETECTION

Cervical cancer is considered one of the most treatable cancers – but it’s one of the least talked about. Many women assume that having a cervical cancer screening is only necessary when there’s a chance that they’ve developed it, but a yearly screening is actually the recommended norm. Knowing the facts doesn’t just break the stigma, … Continued

CARTI welcomes two new experts to expert urology team

As the number of patient requests for urology at CARTI have grown, so has our expert urology team. CARTI is proud to welcome Ron Kuhn, M.D., and Taylor Moore, M.D., to our urology department. With more than 30 years of urologic experience, Dr. Kuhn specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgeries, and he will … Continued