Normie, what will you do if you find out that the mass is either benign or can be treated successfully? If you had a new lease on life, what would you do with it?
Alternatively, if you find out that it is terminal, what would you have done differently or achieved had you not of had cancer? If it is nothing, then you already know, everybody dies one day, you get to get all your affairs in order and say goodbyes and maybe go out the way you want when you are ready (like a nice big morphine high) where as someone who has been hit by a car or shot to death, does not.
Also an opportunity presents itself. If you have someone you truly hate to the core, you can take them with you.