http://qvc.co/SuperSaturdayLiveLR | Lisa Robertson shares her story of how ovarian cancer has effected her family. For more information about Super Saturday Live:
Seven years ago when QVC started with Super Saturday, I was thrilled I got to do the show. I think that anything that we do for any kind of cancer is a phenomenal, phenomenal thing. But a few years into us doing Super Saturday, I found out that my mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it was stage four. That's usually when they find it. That means that it has metastasized. So, she went through the traditional surgery, she went through chemotherapy. It started coming back. When you've gone through the regular protocol of treatment and it hasn't worked, then you really feel oh my gosh, we're on our own. I mean you're on the internet, you're looking for clinical trials, you're calling different centers, you're talking to doctors, you're trying to find a way out. So, I called a good friend of mine, who has a good friend who's an oncology doctor. This woman calls my mom at ten at night, on a weekend, is on the phone with her for an hour. In a matter of days, this woman who we have never met, had my mom in another clinical trial. When you go through something very difficult, you realize that there are wonderful, wonderful people who just come out of nowhere to help. My mother was someone who was always warm and someone who was always willing to help, always welcoming, people immediately felt safe with her. And they should have. We lost her a few years ago to ovarian cancer and she did everything she could possibly do with what was available at the time. If my mother was diagnosed today, she would have a better chance than if she would have been diagnosed when she was. I just want this to not be as frightening, I want a woman to feel that if she is diagnosed with this, she has a chance and she has a good chance. We have a lot of progress that we need to make with ovarian cancer, but I think we're getting there.