I hear you Federa re the emotion, it can be very distressing at times
RWL have had quite a few dogs with cancer and succesfully had it removed to offer the best quality of life. They are easily rehomed with full disclosure to the adopting family and are all going strong in gorgeous homes with devoted owners.
As long as cancer has not spread into lungs and major organs the surgery is done. We have had dogs with grade 5 heart murmers who have been given no time to live who are still kicking goals and in the best homes imaginable...
I adore the oldies!