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How do other illnesses affect non-small cell cancer?

Most illnesses do not affect non-small cell cancer, but treatments and the cancer itself can put you at risk for other conditions. For example, chemotherapy can cause anemia. Non-small cell cancer can also cause pleural effusion, or fluid buildup in the lungs.

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