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CNN Anchor Zoraida Sambolin Says She Has Breast Cancer, Will Undergo a Double Mastectomy

Zoraida Sambolin | Photo Credits: David Livingston/Getty ImagesZoraida Sambolin | Photo Credits: David Livingston/Getty Images

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.

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"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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