The of research. In this way, one

The field
of research is an ever growing field that continues to nurture with each new
discovery. It is important to collaborate and contribute our findings and
knowledge to other researchers who may be able to draw associations to other fields
of research. In this way, one finding can lead to many discoveries. Research
activity also provides an excellent opportunity to interact with other
researchers and these connections can lead to long term professional

I became
interested in the field of research because I wanted to search for new
information rather than simply applying what is known. My medical school
experience in Government Medical College Kottayam, helped me to gain an interest
in contributing to health care, which led me to do research that would have an
impact on human wellbeing.

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cancer is the most common female cancer worldwide and the second most common
cause of death. This specifies the importance of conducting research in the
field of breast cancer. It is through this research that newer drugs and vaccines
can be detected. During my medical school I have seen plenty of patients with
breast cancer. Their life and hardships encouraged me to do a study on breast
cancer. I did a cross sectional study on the prevalence of risk factors of
breast cancer in women of age 20-50 years in a rural village. During this study
the data were collected and analysed. From the study we detected that lack of
exercise, nulliparity and OCP use were the major risk factors. Most of the
women were even unaware of breast self examination. After the study, an
educational session about breast cancer, the investigation techniques, the need
for routine screening and the importance of breasts self examination was
provided to the people of that area which we evaluated. This research study was
very much informative as I was able to understand more about the pathology of
breast cancer, the latest investigations and newer treatment options available.

Cancer is a complex disease process, with every cancer involving
different genetic mutations resulting in varied gene expression. My experiences
have led me to learn more about cancer, understanding its mechanisms and thereby
improving the treatment. I am very much interested in doing research in the
field of breast cancer as it is one of the most common cause of morbidity.