I would bet you anything they isolated the fungus that acts as a trigger for cancer 20 years ago and didn't tell anybody but passed it along to the military for weaponization.
Criticize Kwanstainia or Beany Babies too much in too public a forum and sure enough, you'll get cancer when it looks like you are starting to make inroads.
Carters melanoma appeared suddenly and was very aggressive and metastasized before even being diagnosed. Somebody at one of these press conferences offered to pass that fresh coffee down to Jimmy. Just opened a small capsule of powder in it behind the table and passed it right on down. There's your coffee Jimmy.