CNN Early Start anchor Zoraida Sambolin revealed on Tuesday's show that she has breast cancer and is undergoing a double mastectomy.
The anchor announced the news while discussing Angelina Jolie's op-ed piece in Tuesday's New York Times. In the article, the Oscar winner disclosed that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy in April to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer.
"I have been struggling because I was diagnosed with breast cancer about three weeks ago and I was trying to figure out how do I share this story, how do I tell the viewers that I'm going to be gone for a while, because I have chosen to have a double mastectomy," Sambolin, 47, told co-host John Berman. "Angelina Jolie's story really hit home."
Sambolin said living long enough for her kids factored into her decision.
Watch Sambolin's on-air revelation here:
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