Sarah Palin has revealed in a tell-all interview that she had a cancer scare earlier this year.
The former Alaska governor called 2015 her "toughest year" yet as she spoke to Christian Broadcasting Network’s Wendy Griffith for an interview that will air on The 700 Club on Thursday.
She said she discovered the cancer after her daughter Bristol forced her to go to the doctor.
"She insisted and I resisted so I finally went in to a doctor and got something checked, came back, biopsy - a cancer," Palin said.
She said it was "something like" melanoma, adding: "A surgeon dug it out and everything was okay."
In May, her 25-year-old daughter Bristol made headlines after calling off her wedding to Medal Of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer just days before the two were set to tie the knot. A month later, Bristol told fans she was expecting her second child, who is due this month.
Then in June, Palin was fired from Fox News as a political analyst. A reason for her termination was never released.
"Some things happened that I haven't talked about publicly," she said. "Things like getting canned from a job I really liked, sort of out of the blue, because I called somebody out. Next morning I got word, 'oh, we no longer need you anymore.'"
She added: “It was a shock, but more power to Fox News. They're a private enterprise. They can fire someone for wearing the wrong color tie that day - that's their prerogative and I’ve been on both sides of the hiring and firing.”
But she insists that 2015 hasn't been all bad. She said that Trig, her seven-year-old son with Down syndrome, is reading.
“He's not verbal, so it's kind of hard to understand what he's reading, but we know he is, he understands it,” she said.