Empowering Cancer Patients for Two Decades

Bag It Can Guide You.

It has been our honor to share more than 90,000 Bag It Bags with
cancer patients and caregivers to arm them with trustworthy tools and information.

Pair Goals & Intentions for A Happier, Healthier You in 2024

As we start the new year, let’s not just think about resolutions as a list. Identifying both goals and intentions will make for a happier and healthier you.

To read all of the articles in October’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

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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

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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.

Screenings: Making Cancer Easier to Find, Treat and Cure

Many of us know that making healthy lifestyle choices and getting recommended vaccines can help lower the risk or EVEN prevent some kinds of cancer. Cancer screenings, which are also cancer prevention strategies, check your body for cancer, even if you have no signs...

Pair Goals & Intentions for A Happier, Healthier You in 2024

As we start the new year, let’s not just think about resolutions as a list. Identifying both goals and intentions will make for a happier and healthier you. Goals are specific targets, such as finishing a fitness challenge or learning something new. They give you a...

Advocating for Yourself With A Cancer Diagnosis

Hear from Mindy Griffith, Executive Director of Bag It Cancer as she talks about what Bag It is, offers, how to get one, exciting new things coming, and how and why to self-advocate.

Here’s To A More Nurturing New Year!

As 2023 draws to a close, let's pause to reflect on our individual journeys. Recognizing our personal challenges and successes is a crucial step towards nurturing our mental well-being. The Value of Reflection Taking a moment to think allows us to acknowledge our...

Understanding Palliative Versus Hospice Care

Palliative and hospice care provide similar, but different services for patients and their families that focus on a holistic approach and their quality of life. Palliative care is a way to help people with serious illnesses feel better physically and emotionally, and...

9 Tips To Understand Information At Your Medical Appointments

You’ve likely experienced a fast-paced doctor’s appointment where lots of new and unfamiliar information came at you that was hard to grasp, especially when you were not feeling well. Health information can be complicated and confusing—even for the most highly...

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...