Former NBC 5 Chicago news anchor, Zoraida Sambolin has announced that she has breast cancer and is getting a double mastectomy.
I struggled for weeks trying to figure out how tell you that I had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was... fb.me/1HItarAMz— zoraida sambolin (@ZoraidaCNN) May 14, 2013
Sambolin posted this message to her Facebook page Tuesday morning:
"I struggled for weeks trying to figure out how tell you that I had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was leaving to have surgery then..Angelina Jolie shares her story of a double mastectomy and gives me strength and an opening. #bravewoman"
Sambolin, who left Chicago in 2011 to anchor CNN's "Early Start" morning show, credits Angelina Jolie's mastectomy for giving her the strength to reveal her decision to have the surgery.
In today's 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.