Question by  vicky (51)

Do enlarged pores increase your risk of skin cancer?


Answer by  rube26105 (379)

Yes- i conviced of it, i had 15 aunts and it seemes genitic, all died from ski ncancer- due to working on the farm in the sun in the 1950s


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

No, they do not affect the skin cancer rate. The risk factors for skin cancer are the amount of UV exposure, chemical exposure, and in some cases family history of skin cancer. Spending too much time outside without skin protection is your greatest risk factor. Some chemicals applied to the skin are a lesser risk.


Answer by  Emr (698)

Enlarged pores do not cause or increase your risk of skin cancer. Things that do increase your risk of skin cancer are smoking and exposure to UV radiation. You can get UV radiation from the sun, from tanning booths and certain light sources, such as from welding or glass working. Use sunblock to reduce your risk and don't smoke.


Answer by  Anita27 (656)

The size of your pores have nothing to do with your risk for skin cancer. The best prevention is to wear sunscreen everyday.


Answer by  Amom (701)

Enlarged pores are a sign of sun damage but not a precursor to cancer. The main cause of skin cancer is prolonged exposure to the sun over a period of time. That is why it's so important to wear a sun block over 70 if you do outdoor activities. Never leave home without sun block even in the winter.


Answer by  jheremans (1446)

The size of pores is not a risk factor for skin cancer. It is usually the prolonged exposure to the sun or UV rays or harmful chemicals that cause it.


Answer by  cmm (57)

I don't know the answer to this question, but if there is an increased risk, I suppose it is because large pores would allow easier entry of toxic pollutants. The other possibility is that the sun's harmful rays reach a larger and deeper skin area if your pores are enlarged.

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