Gill Harler from Weymouth knew something was wrong for three years before doctors finally realised she had a large tumour.
She now knows it won't be long until the cancer she's campaigning for us all to be more aware of claims her life.
Since being diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer nearly six years ago, Gill's been determined to help other women get diagnosed early.
Common symptoms of ovarian cancer include:
- increased abdominal size
- persistent bloating
- persistent pelvic and abdominal pain
- difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
Two hundred and fifty thousand symptom cards have been sent out to places like GP surgeries, pubs and shops.
Gill says: "If this works, it will get women diagnosed earlier, it will also make GPs aware of the symptoms.
"Everybody knows about breast cancer. You know you can feel for a lump, you know you can try save yourself, but with Ovarian Cancer, how do you do that? You don't know what you are looking for, you can't feel the symptoms, you don't know what you are looking for."
Last Autumn Gill was recognised as one of Lorraine's Inspirational Women of the Year for devoting her dying days to raising awareness of Ovarian Cancer.