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

3D Mammography at The Breast Center at CARTI

Ever wonder how CARTI is able to get such a clear view of a patient’s breast health? Thanks to 3D mammogram technology, The Breast Center at CARTI is able to look at a patient’s breast in layers. A traditional 2D mammogram allows doctors to see the front and back of the breast. This provides a … Continued

Laura Chambers’ Story: Fighting Cancer with Genetic Counseling

Five years ago, Laura Chambers found out that breast cancer ran in her family. She decided to take action, and genetic testing at CARTI revealed that she carried the NBN gene mutation, which put her at a high risk for developing breast cancer. She met with Dr. Stacy Smith-Foley at The Breast Center at CARTI, … Continued

A Safe Breast Exam Experience | The Breast Center at CARTI

For many women, a routine mammogram or breast exam can be a source of anxiety. This has only been exacerbated over the last two years by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the recent Delta and Omicron surges. But at The Breast Center at CARTI, we make sure that things are different. The Breast Center at … Continued

Bethany Blake’s Story | The Importance of Self-Breast Exams

While screening mammograms are not recommended for women until age 40, younger women should still prioritize their breast health. One way to do that is by performing monthly self-breast exams. Bethany Blake shares how she identified a possible issue during a self-breast exam and why she turned to the breast health experts at The Breast … Continued

CARTI Opens Third Breast Center Location

Screening mammograms now available at the CARTI Cancer Center in Russellville CARTI announced today the opening of its third Breast Center location, now open at the CARTI Cancer Center in Russellville. The Breast Center offers the most advanced 3D mammography technology outfitted with the SmartCurve breast stabilization system and MammoPad for greater comfort. Located at … Continued

How COVID Vaccines Affect Women Receiving Screening Mammograms

As seen in Inviting Arkansas. Authored by Dr. Stacy Smith-Foley and Dr. Jessica McElreath of The Breast Center at CARTI. As we move into year two of the coronavirus pandemic, we continue to discover the impact the virus, and its vaccines, have on our overall health. It has recently come to attention that women may … Continued

Common COVID vaccine side effect impacting mammogram results

As seen on KTHV. A serious symptom of breast cancer may just be a harmless side effect of the COVID vaccine, and The confusion has some patients worried after their mammograms. Dr. Stacy Smith-Foley, breast imaging specialist at The Breast Center at CARTI, sits down with KTHV to give her recommendations. As women get their … Continued

Choose The Best In Breast Cancer Screening with Dr. Smith-Foley

By Dr. Stacy Smith-Foley, M.D. Most people are aware that October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We see this reflected in news stories, community fundraising events and even athletes from the NBA to the NFL wearing pink gear. Being a dedicated breast imager, my professional focus on breast cancer is year round. But … Continued

A First-Timer’s Guide to Wellness Procedures | Your First Mammogram

As seen in Little Rock Soiree magazine. “After answering a few questions, you will undress from the waist up and change into a robe. A trained technologist will gently position your breasts between two plastic plates. Mild compression is applied while taking the images, and patients are only compressed to their tolerance. At least two … Continued