Lori Allen -- star of TLC's reality show Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta -- has revealed she's battling breast cancer.
The cancer diagnosis is revealed in a clip
featured on People.com
for the upcoming TLC specialSay yes to the Cure: Lori's Fight
, set to air October 26.
"I went in for a regular mammogram, and the results came back positive, and I have breast cancer," Allen tells shocked employees at her business Bridals by Lori. "I've got to have surgery and I'm going to be out for quite a while."
In the one-hour special, Allen will open up about her "devastating" cancer diagnosis in April and chronicle her struggle to beat the disease. "Wanting to turn something very negative into something positive, I decided to share my journey -- in hopes that I can raise breast cancer awareness and perhaps help other women facing breast cancer be less afraid," she explained.