Dave Mustaine's Doctors Feeling 'Very Positive' About Cancer Treatment Results

Read the Megadeth frontman's message to fans

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine is opening up to fans about his battle with throat cancer as the band's Megacruise festival draws closer.

Mustaine reports that as he nears the end of his final round of treatment, his doctors tell him that they are "very positive" with the results that they are seeing so far. He assures fans that he will keep them in the loop about his, while affirming that the Megacruise is still scheduled to set sail on October 13th.

Read Mustaine's full statement below:

"I wanted to take a moment to give you all an update on the current status of my health. I’m almost through the last round of treatment and my doctors are feeling very positive regarding my progress. I want to thank all of you for the support and well wishes these last few months. I can’t express enough gratitude as it has made this hard road easier knowing you are in my corner fighting with me!"

"Over the next few weeks my condition will be evaluated, and I will keep you posted on my progress as we get closer to the sailing date of the first Megacruise! We can’t wait to see you, and I know all of the other wonderful artists feel the same way. Let’s make this event one for the record books. Less than 30 days till we are Thrashing through the Pacific!"