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cancer patients and caregivers to arm them with trustworthy tools and information.

September To Do List: Get Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer (excluding skin cancer) among men? About 1 in 8 men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. Catching prostate cancer early is critical. Screenings are important because you may not have any symptoms.

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

Join Us For Breakfast With Bag It

Connect with cancer survivors. Learn about changes with cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Get a peek inside new Bag content.  And buy a raffle ticket to win one of 3 special prizes.  All donations will be matched up to $10,000 thanks to the Zuckerman Community Empowerment Fund.

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

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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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Found My Companion Guidebook Useful


Found the resources help them cope

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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.

September To Do List: Get Prostate Screening

Did you know… Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer (excluding skin cancer) among men? About 1 in 8 men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis during their lifetime, with higher rates among Black and African American men. Like most cancers, usually the...

Fighting Cancer Through Screening Legislation

Amy Cojanis, Bag It Cancer Administrative Services Manager, Mo Osife, Philanthropy/Advocacy Director for Cancer Support Communities of Arizona and Will Grove, Outreach Director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona contributed to a guest editorial on how we can all...

Hereditary Cancer: When and How to Genetic Testing

You may worry that having cancer could mean your children will get cancer too. Cancer itself is not passed down (inherited) from parents to children. But a genetic change (mutation) that increases the risk (possibility) of cancer can be passed down if it is present in...

Finding Support Services for All Types of Cancer and Needs

A cancer diagnosis brings changes, challenges and new information needs to your life. Fortunately, there are many services and programs available to support you and your family. Your healthcare team (especially social workers and navigators) can be a wealth of...

LGBTQIA+ At Risk: Improving Healthcare and Health Outcomes

June is Pride Month, an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the impact of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals in our communities. However, the LGBTQIA+ community continues to have many struggles, including receiving good healthcare,...

Tips for Protecting You Against Skin Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month As spring gets into full swing and we all look forward to spending time outdoors, being smart about sunscreen is one of the best ways you can prevent skin cancer. To get all the protection sunscreen offers, here are a few tips to...

Alcohol and Cancer

The advice on alcohol use can be confusing. One day there’s a research study touting some health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption (particularly red wine), and the next day another study reports that all alcohol is bad for you. One fact that is not disputed is...

Celebrating The Women Behind The Cancer Survivorship Movement

Women In History MonthIt’s only appropriate this month for Bag It Cancer to reflect on women impacting the area of cancer survivorship. For years, cancer survivorship on a grand scale was only a hope and dream. It took pioneers like Ellen Stovall and Susan Leigh in...

Curb Your Cancer Risk: 30-day Checklist of Healthy Choices

Some good news about cancer… It is estimated that nearly half of cancer deaths worldwide can be prevented, according to recently published medical research. Some cancers are out of our control, but we can make choices about our habits and the way we live to reduce our...