Find an explanation to how cancer started. i took the proof that exists today of how cancer may have started and explained how joseph, son of jacob, could be responsible for it.

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Joseph, Son of Jacob and Father of Death

What causes cancer? This is a very difficult question to answer. During the past centuries, billion of dollars have been spent trying to answer this question. Even after all the time and money spent, no definite answer exists. There is, however, a clear understanding of what cancer is and its history. With today's clear understanding of cancer and its history, Joseph, son of Jacob, can be linked to the creation of this life taking disease.

Cells in our body are constantly growing, dividing, and dying. This cell growth is more rapid during the early years of the body and tends to slow down as the body ages ("History"). When cancer lives in any of these cells, uncontrollable cell growth occurs ("Causes"). For some reason, these cancer cells out live normal cells and continue to form other cancer cells. This constant growth allows for the disease to spread to other organs.

Sometimes the cancer gets to the blood stream and damages a person's DNA ("History"). When this occurs, the disease can then be spread by reproduction. The result, when cancer cells take over organs, naturally, is death.

As the second leading cause of death in the United States, cancer is a tragic disease. It is said that half of all men and one third of all women in the United States will develop cancer in their lifetime. Today, millions of people are living with or have recovered from cancer ("History"). With such high statistics, the search for causes is funded and researched to great extents. There are many different beliefs of the causes of cancer. The popular beliefs of causes are such as chemicals, tobacco, viruses, and radiation. One of the common chemicals is dust, which can be found in most manufacturing workplaces...