Larry, I'm very sorry to hear of your losses. Three years ago just before my date with the robot, we had to have one of our Golden's put to sleep because of Cancer, and it was so rough on our family. While being sure everything was in order before the surgery, I had arranged with my friend the Funeral Director that should something go wrong, my Golden's urn could be put in the box with me!
Cancer is so cruel and having lost my Mother to Ovarian cancer ( who had beat Breast cancer 20 years earlier) I have seen the terrible things that cancer robs from it's victims, and hope to live to see the day we find a cure. Live life to its fullest!