What did Toby Keith share about his prognosis?

When Keith first shared his diagnosis publicly, he did not provide a specific prognosis or stage of his cancer.

but did explain that his treatment would require chemotherapy, radiation and surgery for at least six months.

When caught in an early stage, most stomach cancers are curable. However, most stomach cancers are actually found in later stages, making them harder to treat, Mayo Clinic notes.

In June 2023, he told The Oklahoman that his treatments have been working, saying that his tumor had shrunk by one-third and his blood scans indicated his health was moving in the right direction.

“I’m about another eight weeks from my last scan," he said. "So I expect next time I look for that tumor to be even less — and I’ve only got one that’s shown up.

In a December 2022 interview with “CMT Hot 20 Countdown,” he said he felt optimistic about his prognosis.

“It’s pretty debilitating to have to go through all that, but as long as everything stays hunky-dory, then we’ll look at something good in the future,” he said.