Most skin cancers can be excised with regular elliptical surgical excision and closure. Both Basal Cell Carcinomas and Squamous Cell Carcinomas can be cut out in the shape of a football and closed into a simple line, both on the face and the body. The cancer is taken out with 4-5mm margins of healthy normal skin around the tumor in order to ensure clear margins verifying that the tumor is completely out. Surgical excision is also appropriate for removal of atypical nevi and some benign growths. Cure rate for most surgical excisions are above 95%.