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'Say Yes' star shares experience

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. 

 

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