BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A cancerous tumor in Louisiana State University's live tiger mascot has spread.
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine announced that a CT scan and physical exam of the tiger, Mike VI, shows the tumor in his skull has spread. The school scheduled a press briefing Wednesday to discuss its prognosis.
LSU announced in May that the tiger had been diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of cancer. At the time, veterinarians said treating its spindle cell sarcoma with radiation therapy could extend the 10-year-old tiger's life by one or two more years.
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Last month, LSU announced that Mike VI won't take the field during home football games this season, and instead will remain in its campus habitat.