Cancer Doesn’t Come With A Map.

Let Bag It Guide You.

 

Learn about our resources to cope with cancer.  Watch our video.

Bag It Cancer Named Charity of the Month for KGUN 9 News' Giving Project

KGUN 9 News Anchor and Reporter Pat Parris Interviews Bag It Cancer about the impact the resources in the Bag It Bag have had on cancer patients.  Every month, KGUN 9 features a local nonprofit for their Giving Project and Bag It is their charity for the month of February.

We invite you to make a donation to Bag It at KGUN 9’s Giving Project page. Their partners in the Giving Project, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, will match the first $500 in donations.

Things to Celebrate in 2023

Executive Director, Mindy Griffith shares what she is grateful for and what she will celebrate in 2023 as Bag It Cancer moves into its 20th anniversary year.

To read all of the articles in January’s new issue, visit our Newsletter page.

Guiding You Through Cancer

Cancer doesn’t come with a map, so we help create one with our take-everywhere binder designed to organize appointments and records. Need reliable cancer information, coping tips, support, questions to ask? It’s all in the Bag It Bag.

Don’t feel lost during or after treatment with Bag It as your guide.

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What’s In the Bag?

Doing Research?

The Bag It Cancer Resource Bag – Bag It

Gift a Bag It Bag

Knowledge is power.

That’s why Bag It brings together the most requested and researched cancer information into a single resource.
It’s not just information. It’s the right information, right when you need it most.

Our All New Bag It Bag

Photo of Bag It Bag contents 2022​We’re proud to introduce our completely updated and redesigned Bag It bag! Along with our new brand, new logo, and new website, we’ve updated the most popular content and introduced some new materials for patients, caregivers, and advocates.

Be sure to check out:

  • A new, lightweight, convenient bag
  • The new My Companion Guidebook
  • Updated resource booklets
  • Our All New Paths to Survivorship booklet
  • A personalized pocket journal
  • —And more!

Making the Most of your Bag It Bag

NOTE:  The Bag It Bag was updated in 2022 and some content in this video may look different than the bag you have. Updates include:

Be Your Best Advocate

Have you been diagnosed with cancer? Then you are a Survivor. Bag It resources touch on topics that support anyone, at any stage of diagnosis, with any type of cancer. From nutrition, to talking to your employer about cancer, to taking care of the caregiver, the Bag It bag is a wealth of information, and will help each Survivor to become your very best self-advocate.

Caregivers Of Cancer Patients – Bag It

The Bag It bag & guidebook were given to me by my breast surgeon when a mammogram found my cancer.
The Bag It notebook was the best possible item to organize all the doctor’s notes, tests, and other medical info. It’s extremely well thought out. The doctors were so impressed they have everything that was needed! I still have the notebook and use it 5 years later.

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Coping with Cancer– Bag It

Escape to THRIVE Leadership Conference for Cancer  Advocates

In addition to our resources for patients and caregivers, Bag It presents the annual Escape to THRIVE Conference. This one-of-a-kind conference experience offers the latest in oncology and patient education with courses on well-being and balance.

KGUN 9: ‘Bag It’ helps cancer patients navigate the road to recovery

KGUN 9 News Anchor and Reporter Pat Parris Interviews colon cancer survivor Ingrid Jacobs and Bag It Cancer's Executive Director Mindy Griffith about the impact the resources in the Bag It Bag have had on cancer patients.  Every month KGUN 9 features a local nonprofit...

Cancer: 4 Myths You Need to Know

With all the medical advances and education for cancer, it is amazing that myths and misconceptions about cancer still abound and worry us needlessly. Here we debunk a few common misunderstandings around cancer. Share this information with people as you gather this...

Breakfast With Bag It Cancer Honors Valuable Partners

The Breakfast with Bag It, a gathering of cancer survivors, advocates and friends, brought 135 people together.  It was wonderful to see guests from past events as well as many new faces.  Thank you to everyone for supporting this important event. Our keynote speaker,...

Tips & Rewards For Going To Healthcare Visits With Your Loved One

For many people, having a trusted friend or family member join them during a doctor’s visit or test (in person, virtually, or by phone) can be a great source of comfort and practical help. Sitting in may also bring you some peace of mind. Besides being there for...

Arizona Daily Star: Bag It Breakfast Showcases Information for Cancer Patients

In this article by Loni Nannini to the Arizona Daily Star, we learn how the Bag It Bag has helped 90,000+ cancer patients and how it will be showcased at the Bag It for Cancer Breakfast  at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, at the Community Foundation for Southern...

How Would You Rate Your Healthcare Literacy Skills?

October is Health Literacy Month. A study by Health & Human Services Office of the Surgeon General showed that only about 12% of Americans have proficient health literacy skills. Unfortunately, many adults lack good knowledge about their medical condition and...

Tucson Opinion: Arizona Congressional leadership standing up for patients

Bag It Cancer's Executive Director Mindy Griffith's editorial about the forward movement of the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act is featured in the Arizona Daily Star on October 6, 2022.  In it, she praises the seven bipartisan members of...

Exploring Programs For CLL or Uterine Cancer Patients

In this month's Podcast, Executive Director Mindy Griffith welcomes guests Carly Boos, CLL Society Executive Director and Uterine Cancer Program Director and Kitty Silverman, SHARE Support Center Uterine Cancer Program Director.  They talk about their partnership with...

Take A Loved One To The Doctor Day

September 20 is Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day. It’s a day set aside to remind us that some of our loved ones may need a little help when it comes to seeing a healthcare provider. Many people skip regular check-ups or wait until there is an emergency to visit a...