Resources for Patients
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Bag It strives to provide information to help empower patients as they navigate their cancer diagnosis. Our materials are designed to help patients confidently communicate with their healthcare providers, ask critical questions, and serve as their own best advocates from diagnosis, throughout treatment, and into all phases of survivorship.
The Bag It bag includes:
My Companion Guidebook
This customizable guidebook provides a comprehensive selection of resources to help patients and their care team keep information organized and easily accessible. These resources include:
- Dividers to help you keep your information organized
- Logs and calendars to keep track of appointments, side-effects, and symptoms
- Places to store lab results, reports, referrals, diagnostic testing information, treatment summaries, follow-up care plans, and other information from your medical team
- Notepaper where you can write questions and comments before and during your doctor visits, for future reference
- A selection of patient resources to help patients, families, and caregivers on a variety with topics, such as finances, workplace matters, and emotions
- A glossary of terms and a survivorship checklist
- The personal My Companion Journal
- CLL-specific information including what is CLL / SLL, watch and wait, overview of treatment options, normal lab values, and CLL Society programs
Leading Cancer Resource Publications
Paths to Survivorship, published by Bag It, combines the most relevant and requested content from the most respected cancer authorities and provides them in a single, easy-to-navigate publication. The topics in this go-to guide are relevant from the point of initial diagnosis through all phases of survivorship. The content is compiled from the American Institute for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the National Cancer Institute, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and Cancer Care, Inc.
Taking Time, published by the National Cancer Institute, discusses the many emotions that come with having cancer, how it can affect relationships, and how to communicate with others in your life.
CancerResource: Living Well with Cancer and Beyond (updated version of the Heal Well booklet), from the American Institute for Cancer Research, provides information on nutrition and cancer. The content includes common questions people ask about diet, nutrition, and physical activity during and after cancer treatment and offers suggestions for common cancer or treatment-related symptom management.
Caring for the Caregiver, from the National Cancer Institute, provides ways friends, family members, and caretakers can take care of themselves while caring for someone with cancer.