May 14th, 2013
10:35 PM ET

CNN anchor opens up about her cancer

CNN's Zoraida Sambolin, inspired by Angelina Jolie's announcement, talks with Anderson Cooper about her breast cancer diagnosis and plan to have a double mastectomy. The co-anchor of CNN's "Early Start" felt empowered to share her story with viewers the morning Jolie's op-ed was published in the New York Times.

Until Tuesday she wasn't sure how or if she would publicly talk about her private battle to beat cancer. Sambolin says Jolie "gave me a voice, and she gave me an opportunity that I wouldn't have had otherwise to actually begin this dialogue."

Talking with her fiancé and kids was not easy, but Sambolin was grateful for how they each responded. "I think at the end of the day, what it's going to do is bring us closer together," she says.


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