Reflective Essay: How To Prevent Breast Cancer

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A problem that has been important to me that I’d like to solve is cancer, and doing the research to help cure it. My aunt lived with breast cancer for a while and it did go away and she survived it, and that’s when I started to grow interest in cancer. Even though I was younger, I could see that she went through a lot of suffering and I did not want her or anyone else to ever have to suffer like that.The more I learned about cancer, the more I grew interest in it. I started to get even more interested in my 10th grade year. During this year, I went to many cancer related events, meeting, and places. These experiences helped me learn more about cancer, and the research that they are doing to help prevent and cure it. One experience that I have had was getting to go to the Cancer Research Center of America. Although I did not get to meet with an actual oncologist, I did get to meet with other people that worked there, such as the nurses and receptionists, and some volunteers. I also got to meet with some of the patients and their caregivers and got to see what life was like for them living with cancer. I …show more content…
The American Association for Cancer Research is the world's oldest and largest professional association related to cancer research. Attending this event opened up my eyes and it changed how I saw things a little bit. People from all over the world were there to present some of the research that they have been doing and to talk about their experiences with cancer. There was doctors, nurses, researchers, teachers, athletes, cancer survivors and high school students at this event. As I was listening to all the presentations that were being given, I was shocked to see the amount of research, hard work, and dedication that these people put in everyday to find a cure for cancer. People were conducting experiments on cancerous cells and I found that very fascinating

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