, 39 years old
Location of patient: Poland
Health condition: Breast cancer
Hospital: MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid
Type of treatment: Chemotherapy and surgery
Cost of treatment: €166,000
One morning in the shower she felt a lump in her right breast.
She underwent a consultation with her doctor who ordered a biopsy and genetic test which showed Aneta had developed a rare form of breast cancer.
Her cancer was caused by a harmful mutation in her BRCA1 gene and was only seen in 5-9 percent of cases.
Her doctor in Poland told her there was no chance of a cure.
Devastated and shocked by her terminal prognosis, Aneta contacted the Further team and asked us to investigate whether there may be treatment abroad.
We looked for the best treatment centre that would accept Aneta as a patient and presented a choice of several leading hospitals in Spain, Germany and Italy.
Aneta chose the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Madrid that specialises in breast cancer treatment. The hospital is an international affiliate of the MD Anderson Group, a renowned group of US-based hospitals known for their clinical excellence and breast cancer expertise.
Following her first consultation in Madrid and a full medical check, cancer was also detected in Aneta's lung.
The doctors recommended chemotherapy to reduce the area of the tumour. An operation on her lung cancer was performed successfully using the latest medical technology.
All costs and arrangements for the surgery, treatment, travel and accommodation were covered by the insurance that Aneta had first taken out in 2013 for the birth of her son.
She is now back home and feeling better. She is still being supported by her foreign doctors and the Further team.