One of the easiest and most important ways that women can take charge of their breast health is through early detection with breast imaging – something Stacy Smith-Foley, M.D., works to drive home to each of her patients. A diagnostic radiologist with over 17 years of experience, Dr. Smith-Foley uses advanced breast imaging technology to get a … Continued

Have the Conversation About Prostate Cancer Treatment

When experiencing bothersome symptoms, such as frequent urination or pain when sitting, men may wonder, “Are these unwelcome disruptions to my days something potentially serious or simply the result of getting older?”  Amid work obligations, family activities and the sheer busyness of everyday life, it can be easy for men to write off or ignore … Continued

Responding to a Loved One’s Cancer Diagnosis

Discussing health issues, even with the people closest to us, can sometimes feel uncomfortable or stressful. So, when a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis, we may ask ourselves, “How should I respond to show them I care?” While there’s no “right” thing to say or do, we can follow a few tips to navigate … Continued


Research helps move cancer treatment forward – toward more effective technology, better patient experiences and better outcomes. That’s why CARTI is proud to announce our participation in the Caris Precision Oncology AllianceTM (POA). Caris Life Sciences® is the leading molecular science and technology company. Their collaboration with CARTI is driven by a desire to revolutionize cancer care – by … Continued

Calling all nurses: oncology nurse internship now available at CARTI

Nurses play a pivotal role in cancer care – they administer infusion services, they educate patients and families, they assist physicians in carrying out treatment plans, and so much more. But for many nurses, oncology isn’t a major part of their nursing education. CARTI is looking to change that with an all-new paid Nurse Internship Program … Continued

What Is Lymphedema – And How Does CARTI Treat It?

With any type of cancer, side effects of treatment can present their own sets of challenges. For breast cancer patients, these side effects can appear in a condition called lymphedema. Lymphedema typically occurs when a lymph node is damaged or removed, something that breast cancer patients often experience as part of their treatment. Fluid is … Continued

What Makes The Breast Center Different

When it comes to a breast cancer diagnosis, early detection can make a world of difference in a patient’s treatment. One of the best ways to catch breast cancer early on is through annual mammograms, typically recommended for women 40 and older. At The Breast Center at CARTI, the mammogram experience was designed with every … Continued

Cancer and Nutrition | Getting Nutritional Support

Nutrition is a key component to a healthy life, and even more so when it comes to cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship. The things we eat have a direct impact on our long-term health, and the experts on CARTI’s Nutrition Services team help patients navigate the changes treatment has on their nutritional needs. How Does … Continued

Lung Cancer Screening A Breath Away

Arkansas is among the top five states for lung cancer deaths – and it’s not surprising. Smoking is an overwhelming risk factor, and despite national declines in cigarette smoking, Arkansas still holds strong in its usage. Paired with ongoing exposure to pesticides and a 15% genetic predisposition to lung cancer, it’s no wonder that lung … Continued

Healthy Recipes for Cancer Patients: BLT from Scratch

This might be the most homemade sandwich ever. Chef Coby from CARTI’s Hope Bistro shares his recipes for homemade focaccia bread, pork belly and mayonnaise to assemble a perfect BLT, all from scratch. Follow along below to get cooking! FOCACCIA BREAD Ingredients 5 cups of 100 degree water ½ oz yeast ¼ cup honey 3 … Continued