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How do other illnesses affect stage 3 basal cell carcinoma?

Because stage 3 basal cell carcinoma doesn't really affect the immune system, other illnesses usually don't affect people with this disease any differently than they'd affect anyone else. Stage 3 basal cell carcinoma may affect the skin, nearby tissue, and lymph nodes, but the tumors themselves usually don't cause problems in coping with illnesses. Certain treatments, especially surgery or radiation therapy, may weaken the immune system and make people more open to infection or other illnesses. In general, though, stage 3 basal cell carcinoma doesn't harm the way your body responds to illnesses.

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