Why does a woman with no family history of breast cancer and no obvious risk factors for breast cancer succumb to the disease? What happened to her? Today 1 in 8 women in the US is diagnosed with breast cancer. Will you be one of them? The development of cancer is complex. Many factors contribute to the “perfect storm” of conditions that lead to the presence of cancer cells and your body’s inability to stop them from growing. Discovering all the factors that contribute to the development of cancer in any one individual is not simple. It is complex. And it is usually not exactly the same set of factors for each and every person. Learning more about the toxins in your environment and learning more about your genetics can help you to take steps to stay cancer free. There are two primary contributors to the development of cancer: the combination and interaction of your environment and your genetics.