Jeremiah J. González

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Population studies often estimate mammography use using women's self-reports. In one North Carolina county, we compared self-report surveys with a second method--counting mammograms per population--for 1987 and 1989. Estimates from self-reports (35% in 1987, 55% in 1989) were considerably higher than those from mammogram counts (20% in 1987, 36% in 1989).(More)
There is little available evidence of the efficiency of preoperative screening for cancer in solitary thyroid nodules in the community hospital setting, and limited composite data for comparison. A three-year survey was made in a 480 bed community hospital to determine the percentage cancer index (PCI) found in patients operated on for solitary thyroid(More)
Hypertrichosis lanuginosa developed in a patient with carcinoma of the bladder. After regional lymph node metastases became evident, soft, fine, blond hair developed on his entire body, with the exception of the soles and the palms. Extensive endocrinologic evaluation demonstrated depressed testosterone levels and elevated levels of leutinizing hormone,(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the effectiveness of breast cancer screening for women older than 50 years of age, only about one third of these women in the United States receive annual mammography. PURPOSE This study was designed to determine if a community-wide intervention could increase use of mammography screening for breast cancer. Secondary end points were(More)
To determine mammography use among women with a broad range of ages, the authors surveyed women aged 30 to 74 years and physicians practicing primary care in two eastern North Carolina counties. Twenty-five percent of women in their 30s had ever had a mammogram, and 34% intended to have one in the coming year. From 45% to 52% of women in their 40s, 50s, and(More)