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H1 = HINTS 1 (2003)

H2 = HINTS 2 (2005)

H3 = HINTS 3 (2008)

H4Cyc1 = HINTS 4 Cycle 1 (2011)

H4Cyc2 = HINTS 4 Cycle 2 (2012)

H4Cyc3 = HINTS 4 Cycle 3 (2013)

H4Cyc4 = HINTS 4 Cycle 4 (2014)

FDA = HINTS FDA (2015)

FDACyc2 = HINTS FDA Cycle 2 (2017)

H5Cyc1 = HINTS 5 Cycle 1 (2017)

H5Cyc2 = HINTS 5 Cycle 2 (2018)

H5Cyc3 = HINTS 5 Cycle 3 (2019)

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Lung Cancer
How likely do you think it is that you will develop lung cancer in the future?
Compared to the average person your age, would you say that you are more likely to get lung cancer, less likely, or about as likely?
What are some things that people can do to reduce their chances of getting lung cancer?
... There's not much you can do to lower your chances of getting lung cancer.
... Lung cancer develops over a period of several years.
... There are ways to slow down or disrupt the development of lung cancer.
... Lung cancer is most often caused by a person's behavior or lifestyle.
... It seems like almost everything causes lung cancer.
... You are reluctant to get checked for lung cancer because you fear you may have it.
... People with lung cancer would have pain or other symptoms prior to being diagnosed.
How likely do you think it is that the average {male/female} cigarette smoker will develop lung cancer in the future?
Overall, how many people who develop lung cancer do you think are cured?
Would you say the average smoker has about the same lung cancer risk as a non-smoker, a little higher lung cancer risk than a non-smoker, twice the non-smoker's risk, 5 times the non-smoker's risk or 10 or more times the non-smoker's risk?
Would you say you have about the same lung cancer risk as a non-smoker, a little higher lung cancer risk than a non-smoker, twice the non-smoker's risk, 5 times the non-smoker's risk, or 10 or more times the non-smoker's risk?
...There's no risk of getting cancer if someone only smokes a few years.
...Whether a person gets lung cancer depends more on genes than anything else.
Have you heard of any tests to find lung cancer before the cancer creates noticeable problems?
At any time in the past year, have you talked with your doctor or other health professional about having a test to check for lung cancer?

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