Just like LSU’s football team needs to practice, LSU’s cancer-stricken live mascot, Mike VI, got in some very necessary practice of his own on Saturday.
Mike VI, diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma in his face, was taken to Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center for a radiation treatment simulation. CT images were also acquired during the visit, which will help map the tumor and allow doctors to precisely target it once stereotactic radiotherapy begins.
Mike VI’s radiation treatment will extend the mascot’s life by as much as 1-2 years, but it will not cure him altogether.
Mike has been taken back to his night house on LSU’s campus and is awake but will remain closely monitored by the school’s veterinary team.