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How do other illnesses affect stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma?

Stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma may impair your body's ability to fight other illnesses. Your lymph nodes are an important part of the immune system, so if stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma has spread to the lymph nodes, it may affect your body's response to illness. Depending on the other organs that are affected by the spreading cancer, those complications may also make you more susceptible to illness or infection. In addition, treatment for stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma, especially surgery and radiation, may also cause illnesses to have a more severe effect.

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