SEER Logo

SEER Training Modules

Progress Notes and Discharge Summaries

Progress notes summarize diagnostic findings and patient status on a daily basis. The progress notes should be read to supplement and clarify information from laboratory tests, x-rays, scans, endoscopies, procedures, and histologic reports. The final progress note or the discharge summary should summarize all diagnostic, surgical, and pathological findings. The stage of cancer should be stated.