To enter staging for a cancer diagnosis manually:

1. Open the patient detail record for the patient in question. See Viewing/Editing a Patient Record for instructions on how to do this.

2. Make sure the Overview tab is selected.

3. Click on the diagnosis for which you are entering the staging in the Diagnosis grid. The row will be highlighted in yellow.

4. Click on the Enter Stage button to the right of the Diagnosis grid. Show me the button. The Staging/Status Detail window will open.

5. Enter the staging/status information on the Staging/Status Detail window. For a description of the window and the various fields available to enter information, see The Staging/Status Detail Window.

If you need to see the diagnosis to help fill out the information on the Staging/Status Detail window, you can click on the large View the supporting diagnosis button in the lower half of the window. The Diagnosis Detail window for the diagnosis selected in step 3 above will open.

6. Click the Save button to save the stage/status record and add it to the patient record. The window will close and the newly entered stage entry will be appear in the Stage/Status grid below the Diagnosis grid on the patient detail window.

To close the window without adding a stage entry to the patient record, click the Cancel button.

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