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Mike VI’s cancer has spread

Update 10:30:

Mike VI’s cancer has spread to his legs, lungs and elsewhere, according to another University Relations news release. He could live another one to two months, his veterinarian said.

“We will not allow Mike to suffer,” said LSU’s Attending Veterinarian David Baker, DVM, Ph.D. in the release. “We will monitor him closely every day and will humanely euthanize him when the time comes. This is about treating Mike with dignity, compassion and respect.”

Original Story:

LSU’s live tiger mascot Mike VI was anesthetized and taken for another CT scan Oct. 3, which revealed his tumor had resumed growth and the cancer had spread, according to a University Relations news release.

Mike was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, spindle cell sarcoma, in May.

Photo: Mike’s radiation treatment, courtesy of LSU.

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