Can Rhinophyma Lead To Skin Cancer?
I can understand your concern.
Rhinophyma is a skin disfigurement caused in most cases by a skin infection. In other cases, causes are unknown. However, it is generally considered a cosmetic problem that causes emotional distress and anxiety, leading to a decrease in everyday task performance, low self-esteem and a reduced quality of life.
Despite some studies showing that 5 out of 100 people with Rhinophyma develop skin cancer, some doctors are reluctant to consider this condition as damaging to overall health.
I'd recommend you talk again to your PCP by stressing to them that mental and emotional health is just as important as physical health and that treatment of your condition will contribute to the improvement of your overall health condition.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have further questions.
Wishing you good health and all the best.