Newsclip®: [Health] LSU mascot 'Mike VI' diagnosed with rare form of cancer |

"BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Louisiana State University's beloved mascot, 'Mike the Tiger' has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, according to multiple media reports. Mike VI, an 11-year-old male Siberian-Bengal mix who has served as LSU's live mascot since 2007, has been diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma. His caregivers first noticed a tumor in his face near his nose, prompting an examination and resulting in the cancer diagnosis. There is no cure for this form of cancer, but veterinarians caring for Mike VI have formulated a radiation treatment plan which they believe will extend Mike VI's life for another one to two years. Without treatment, the tiger would likely die within two months. 'Currently, Mike's attitude and demeanor are unchanged and he does not appear to be in paid,' LSU said in a statement. Mike will receive the radiation treatment at Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center in Baton Rouge, according to the release. The public",

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