The young gynaecologist Konstanze Kuchenmeister has just given birth to her twins when she is diagnosed as having cervical cancer.
The world of the mother of four falls apart; how could she, an expert, fail to notice the symptoms? However, her will to live is strong and she fights the illness, faces operations and chemotherapy and looks after her four children; at the same time she sets up a practice of her own. When she thinks she has conquered cancer, the doctors diagnose a brain tumour – and again she takes up the battle. She is a mother. She has a lot of patients who believe in her. She goes through heaven and hell and survives.