'Say Yes' star shares experience - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

'Say Yes' star shares experience

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Sharpton urges peaceful rally over chokehold death

    Sharpton urges peaceful rally over chokehold death

    Sharpton urges peaceful rally over chokehold death

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:00:20 GMT
    The Rev. Al Sharpton urged marchers to remain nonviolent or go home Saturday ahead of a rally seeking justice in the death of an unarmed black man placed in a chokehold by a white police officer.More >>
    The Rev. Al Sharpton urged marchers to remain nonviolent or go home Saturday ahead of a rally seeking justice in the death of an unarmed black man placed in a chokehold by a white police officer.More >>
  • Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

    Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

    Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:00:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). In this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 photo, the solar deck of the North Hollywood Spa is viewed in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). In this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 photo, the solar deck of the North Hollywood Spa is viewed in Los Angeles.
    Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open.Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. More >>
    Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open.Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. More >>
  • Update: Albany house fire intentionally set in living room

    Update: Albany house fire intentionally set in living room

    Update: Albany house fire intentionally set in living room

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:57:32 GMT
    604 West Gordon Avenue House Fire604 West Gordon Avenue House Fire
    Albany Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday morning on West Gordon Avenue.More >>
    Albany Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday morning on West Gordon Avenue.More >>
ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the star of 'Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta,' is sharing her own experience.   

Lori Allen, the owner of Bridals by Lori, is now back at work after battling breast cancer.  She went on leave after having a double mastectomy and physical therapy. 

This time last year TLC debuted 'Say Yes to the Cure,' a special showing Allen's fight to beat breast cancer.  Now they're catching up with her, more than a year after her diagnosis.

"There were many days that I said, why in the world am I filming this special?  But then I had to make some sense out of this diagnosis for me.  I'm a very healthy eater, work out, take care of myself, I'm not a person that doesn't and no history of breast cancer in my family," Allen said.

Doctors discovered Allen had breast cancer during a regular mammogram.  Allen says she hopes to use her platform to raise awareness and encourage other women to get mammograms. 

The special airs tonight at 8 o' clock on TLC.   I sat down with Lori Allen to talk about her experience, we'll have our own special report at the end of the month. 

 

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.