To add a tumor record to a patient:

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 + button above the Tumors grid on that tab. The Add Tumor window will open.

4. Select the type of tumor (Primary, Local Recurrence or Distant Recurrence) in the Tumor Type drop-down field.

5. Enter the date that the tumor was identified in the Identified Date field.

6. Click the Save button to save the tumor and add it to the patient record. The window will close and the newly entered tumor will be appear in the Tumors grid on the patient detail window. The Tumor Detail window for the new tumor will also open, allowing you to input additional details about the tumor. This process is the same as editing a previously existing tumor — see Viewing/Editing a Tumor Record for instructions on how to go about doing this.

To close the window without adding a tumor to the patient record, click the Cancel button. Show me the Cancel button. If you have entered any data on the window, a dialog will ask you to verify that you want to close the window without actually adding a tumor to the patient record. Click Yes to clear the dialog and finish closing the window or No to return to the Add Tumor window and finish adding the tumor.

As soon as you start entering data on the Add Tumor window, the text on the Save button will turn bold red, indicating the need to click on the button to save your work.

The tumor record you enter is associated with your cancer group as specified in your session purpose. Users from other cancer groups viewing the patient record will not see the tumor in the grid.

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