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How do other illnesses affect stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma?

Stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma may impair your body's ability to fight other illnesses directly or indirectly. Your lymph nodes are an important part of the immune system, so if stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma has spread to the lymph nodes, it may affect your body's response to illness. Some risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma, including certain rare genetic disorders and anything that causes a compromised immune system, may harm your ability to fight illness. In addition, treatment for stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma, especially surgery and radiation, may also cause illnesses to have a more severe effect.

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