Published Friday, 30 August 2013
Una Crudden from Twinbrook was first diagnosed with the disease in 2009 and is undergoing her fourth cycle of chemotherapy.
As she has been undergoing treatment, she has also helped fundraise tens of thousands for good causes.
On Friday, she decided to take the pre-emptive move to shave her head in order to raise money for the Northern Ireland Hospice's 'Buy a Brick' campaign, and to raise awareness of the illness.
The 59-year-old admitted she was feeling nervous.
"So many people are watching me getting my head shaved, I'm a bit afraid of crying or something like that," she said.
"It's very traumatic losing your hair, for any woman, and this is my fourth time."
Una said she wanted to support all other women going through the same thing.
"I'm taking control, and not letting the cancer make it fall out, I'm dictating when it's going to go. It's going to go today," she added.
After taking the plunge, Una was emotional but said she was happy that she'd raised £2,500 for the campaign.
"I keep thinking of all the women who have died of ovarian cancer who should never have died, who were misdiagnosed or just didn't know the symptoms.
"There are thousands of people with cancer, I'm not just the only one. There are thousands of people walking the same journey as me that no one knows about.
"You can turn negatives into positives if you just face the cancer and don't let it win."
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