Earlier this week, we reported that Joey Feek's cancer had returned. However, the latest news is that not only has the cancer returned, but the cancer has spread. Joey Feek has been diagnosed with Stage IV cervical cancer."The doctors say there is a 9-centimeter tumor in Joey's sigmoid colon," Rory Feek explains. "Even though the cancer is now in the colon, they said it's the same cells as before ... and that the original cancer has now spread to a new organ, and the tumor and cells are rapidly growing, so that is the big concern."
Joey Feek is the wife and one half of the country duo Joey + Rory. Joey is the duo's lead vocalist, while Rory sings background vocals and plays guitar. The duo was the third-place finalist on CMT's competition Can You Duet in 2008. That same year, Joey + Rory signed to Sugar Hill/Vanguard Records, releasing their debut album The Life of a Song in late October. This album's lead-off single, "Cheater, Cheater", was a Top 40 hit on the Billboard country charts. In June 2014 Joey was diagnosed with aggressive cervical cancer at a routine gynocologist visit. The two just welcomed a daughter with down syndrome in early 2014.
Rory Feek wrote that his wife hadn't been feeling well recently, and after a doctor's visit, they were told that her cancer had returned. She had a port put in for chemotherapy and radiation on Thursday (June 11), and she will begin treatments in the coming weeks."There are many things that are very important to my wife, and those things never change, they never waver. Not through good times or bad times, not through tears or joy. She knows what the good stuff in life is, and she reaches for it and pushes away the things that don't matter. She's always been this way," Rory Feek writes. "I wish I was more like her... and that it came easy to me. I have to work at it. It's just part of her... like breathing air or loving [the Feeks' daughter] Indy."
Rory Feek continues by explaining that the couple will be heading to Chicago next week to check out a cancer treatment center in the city."If you know Joey, you can imagine that she doesn't just want to go through chemo and radiation (and surgery again if needed) to aggressively treat the cancer; she wants a place where that will integrate natural diet and supplements to help counteract the chemo and radiation effects and build her immunities back up to help fight the cancer cells... a place that will embrace her faith as a part of the healing process ... and that isn't afraid to take some unusual approaches if needed to try to heal her body," Rory Feek says. "And above that, she wants a place where she feels like she has real hope. So do I."