Our girl will be 14 in December. She was just diagnosed with squamous cell cancer in her gum. It has not invaded the bone, is localized and is slow growing. The doctor wants to operate and remove much of her upper jaw. Have any of you had your lab go through this surgery? Cryotherapy? Any other treatment? Was it successful? How long did your dog live after? And, I guess, the question is, based on her age, is the pain of the surgery going to be worth prolonging her life by a year, or should we forego the surgery and just love her to pieces for the next 6-8 months?