New USPSTF Mammogram Guidelines

Mammography plays a vital role in reducing the rate of mortality from breast cancer. However, breast cancer remains a leading cause of cancer death among women. Early detection of breast cancer significantly increases a woman’s likelihood of survival from the disease. Recent guidelines from the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) lower the age … Continued


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


One of the best ways to treat breast cancer? Catching it in its earliest stages, when treatment is most effective. Early detection of breast cancer can help drive better outcomes. Through regular screenings like mammograms and breast MRIs, physicians are able to monitor a patient’s breast health – and quickly detect when something is wrong. Stacy … Continued


CARTI’s approach to breast cancer care is one that takes into consideration the experiences of every woman. Innovative technology, streamlined processes and expert, caring physicians make The Breast Center at CARTI unlike anywhere else in the region. One of the driving forces behind this expert care is Yara Robertson, M.D., F.A.C.S. As a breast cancer surgeon and medical … 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

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