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Big CAT scan: LSU mascot Mike the Tiger in cancer treatment

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Credit: Louisiana State University

BATON ROUGE — Call it a big CAT scan.

Louisiana State University’s live tiger mascot was sedated this past weekend and brought to a human cancer center near campus where he’ll be treated for a rare cancer.

At the hospital, Mike VI received a CT scan and a radiation simulation. During the simulation, doctors set up devices that will keep the 420-pound tiger in position for precisely targeted radiotherapy to treat a tumor on his face.

The LSU veterinary school says in a statement that doctors haven’t yet decided whether to treat Mike on one day or over two or three days. They say that

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