for some, a cancer diagnosis might be something you hide, maybe share only with family and friends.
Allen didn't want to keep her story about beating cancer quiet, she wanted to use it to inspire others, and maybe even get a few laughs.
Monica Madeja had the chance to chat with writer and actress Jenny Allen recently before she performed her one woman show "I got sick, then I got better" in Wayne County.
It's this Month's Buddy Check.
Jenny even taped a Public Service Announcement for the Centers for Disease Control encouraging people to see their doctor if they feel something is not right with their health.
This is your reminder to Call your Buddy.... to do a breast self exam.
Join Eyewitness News Monday for a Special Buddy Check Call in Show. We will begin our coverage during PA Live and continue through Eyewitness News at 7 pm on WYOU. We will have a team of doctors answering your questions. Experts in the kitchen to talk about healthy eating habits and great recipes. Representatives from Candy's Place will be here along with the American Cancer Society, Commonwealth Hospital and Blue Cross of Northeast PA
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