Case study: had a brain tumor that was operated on and was thought to be successfully removed. Months later he experienced searing back pain and constant vomiting which lead to dehydration and hospitalisation. It was found that the cancer had spread to his spine. He is now faced with medical costs amounting to over R677 000. Saunders is a newly engaged, 32-year-old male who is unlikely be able to afford this on his own.TIP: Make your health a priority today by taking out health insurance that fits your lifestyle.