Tanja Spanic was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, when she was 26 years old. A year after her diagnosis, she joined Europa Donna Slovenia. Since then, she has become an active member and a breast cancer advocate, especially for young women with breast cancer. She is currently the President of Europa Donna Slovenia. Tanja has participated in many national and international breast cancer conferences and seminars, and she is a member of several breast cancer working groups and committees. Tanja is also a doctor of veterinary medicine and holds a PhD in neuroscience.