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Yes, that would make sense. Your doctor may be scheduling what is called an excisional biopsy, in which the mass is removed completely, usually with "safe" margins around it, and sent to the pathologist to look for cancer. This has the benefit of getting rid of the mass completely and providing a larger sample of tissue for the pathologist to examine. If it turns out to be cancer, you might be done at that point (especially if the margins are "clean"). If it is not cancer, at least the mass will be gone and you can put the whole ordeal behind you. :-)