In the United States, nearly 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some point in their life. The world has been fighting against cancer for over sixty years, and it often time seems that we are no closer to a cure than when we started. Traditional cancer treatments are not nearly as effective as we would want them to be. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy do just as much harm to healthy cells as they do to cancer cells since the treatment does not differentiate. Blood cells are damaged because they have low resistance against chemo. Studies have also found that chemotherapy can actually increase tumor growth and make cancer worse. Alternative treatments are usually met with skepticism due to the lack of interest and funding in natural compounds, but that may change as new studies and information come to light. Pao Pereira and Rauwolfia Vomitoria are covered extensively in Winning the War on Cancer, and in light of those two natural compounds, it is essential to seek out more natural treatments in our search for a cancer cure.