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Resources To Cope With Cancer

Changing Just One Thing Can Change Your Health

For National Wellness Month, we look at how we can all take some simple, purposeful steps to be more active, manage stress, improve our mental and physical health and more.

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

Patient Advocates Esther & Andrew Schorr Discuss Raising Patient and Care Partner Voices

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

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 The My Companion Guidebook Useful


Found the resources help them cope

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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.

Changing Just One Thing Can Improve Your Health

In recognition of National Wellness Month, we wanted to look at how we can all take some simple, purposeful steps to be more active, manage stress, improve our mental and physical health and more.  Not just for the month of August but all year long. Whether you want...

Andrew & Esther Schorr Advocate for Raising Patient and Care Partner Voices

Executive Director and Your Guide Through Cancer Podcast Host Mindy Griffin's guests are Patient Power Co-Founders, Andrew and Esther Schorr.  Their mission is to raise "patient and care partner voices" to help them more actively participate and drive their own...

The Bag It Bag — Reviewed. Refreshed. Renewed.

Every 18 to 24 months, we gather a committee of cancer survivors, care partners, oncology care providers, and nonprofit partners to conduct a review of the Bag It Bag. They assess how the current bag content and design are meeting the needs of people with cancer,...

How Escape to THRIVE Leadership Conference Boosted Cancer Advocacy

Andrea Ivory, Mindy Griffith & Betsy GlosikThis month, Bag It Cancer Executive Director Mindy Griffith talks with Andrea Ivory and Betsy Glosik--Escape to THRIVE Leadership Conference alumni--about how the conference impacted their cancer advocacy and why THRIVE...

Victoria Cramer, 3-time Cancer Survivor Shares Life Hacks & Secrets to Surviving Cancer

On this episode of Your Guide Through Cancer Podcast, Executive Director, Mindy Griffin speaks with Victoria Cramer, a three-time cancer survivor and an author, motivational speaker, happiness coach, and recovering global leader in the hotel industry. They explore...

Cultural Sensitivity Is More Than Language Translation

Bag It Cancer continually reviews the Bag to ensure it is as helpful as it can be for those living with cancer. This spring we conducted research through a series of interviews and focus groups of Latino and Hispanic survivors, caregivers and other stakeholders for...

Is Your Oncology Patient-Care Team Complete?

Every cancer patient deserves the best care possible. There isn't a provider on the planet who disagrees with that. For many cancer centers and health systems, the best means putting together an all-star team capable of meeting the full needs of the patient, including...

A Healthcare Provider’s Role in Patient Education

For many patients, except for a fellow cancer survivor, no one other than their healthcare provider understands how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be. When worry or smiles turn to fear, anger, or sadness, providers are there. While some providers have long...

6 Ways to Mind Your Mind During Cancer

We all know that a cancer diagnosis can be life-changing for everyone. Its impact isn't just reserved to the physical changes experienced by patients, but also the mental health toll it can have on patients, families, friends, and entire communities. In recognition of...