CNN's Zoraida Sambolin To Undergo Mastectomy After Being Inspired By Angelina Jolie

Zoraida Sambolin attends the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation's 37th Annual Gracie National Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills Zoraida Sambolin attends the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation's 37th Annual Gracie National Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills

CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin says she has breast cancer and is getting a double mastectomy.

Sambolin, who anchors CNN’s “Early Start” morning show, talked about her condition on the show Tuesday while discussing the recent double mastectomy of actress Angelina Jolie.

Sambolin said wanting to be there for her children helped her make the decision.

READ: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Underwent Double Mastectomy

In a New York Times op-ed, Jolie announced she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.

Jolie writes that she made the choice with thoughts of her six children after watching her own mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, die too young from cancer.

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