Mike VI, LSU’s live tiger mascot, is showing improvement following radiation treatment for a rare form of cancer found in his face, The Advocate reports. The swelling on his face is gone, either from reduced inflammation or the tumor shrinking, and timing has a lot to do with this improvement.
“It’s my perception that had we not done this treatment when we did it, I think in a week or two, it would have been too late,” said David Baker, Mike VI’s veterinarian, according to The Advocate. “So it was good that we did it.”
But, according to Baker, the prognosis is still terminal, and there’s no way to know how long Mike VI will live.
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