Cancers happen when genes or DNA get disrupted and no longer work properly – affecting cell division and growth. Most normal cells die when vital functions are damaged, but sometimes they manage to survive and uncontrollably proliferate instead – becoming cancer. Inflammation is thought to initiate and promote cancer at multiple points. Toxic elements in the inflammatory cascade over an extended period of time damage DNA. It also appears that most, if not all, cancers exist in their own inflammatory microenvironment – a protective shell of inflammation which assists the cancer’s ability to survive and spread.