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Brooke Anderson Shares Mom's Breast Cancer Journey

by 11:22 AM PDT, May 15, 2013
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With Angelina Jolie in the news after having a preventive double mastectomy, ET's own Brooke Anderson is sharing her family's experience with the disease.

In a new interview with Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, Brooke shares about the moment on Christmas night 2012 when she learned that her mother, Vicki Anderson, had invasive breast cancer.

Related: Brooke on How You Can Protect Yourself Against Breast Cancer

"I remember feeling like the floor fell out from under me, as I watched my parents just crumble in front of us," Brooke reveals.

"There were a lot of hugs and a lot of tears," Brooke says about her family rallying support behind her mom, who later underwent a double mastectomy.

Related: Brooke Explains How to Support Someone with Breast Cancer

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