A lecture to help Nova Scotians understand the benefits and challenges of including natural products as part of cancer treatment and care will be hosted by Cancer Care Nova Scotia on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The lecture, to be held in Halifax and by video conference at 16 sites across the province, will be presented by Debbie Saulnier, oncology pharmacist, Queen Elizabeth II Cancer Care Program. It is part of the Cancer Answers lecture series, designed to provide Nova Scotians with quality cancer information. “Often, patients hear conflicting information about the value of natural products and potential benefits in fighting cancer,” said Theresa Marie Underhill, chief operating officer, Cancer Care Nova Scotia. “Ms. Saulnier has a great deal of expertise in this area and will provide participants with information to guide them in making informed decisions about their use of natural products in combination with traditional cancer treatments.” The lecture will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Royal Bank Lecture Theatre of the Halifax Infirmary, 1796 Summer St. Video conference sites are: Dartmouth General Hospital, Dartmouth; Hants Community Hospital, Windsor; St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish; Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston; St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre, Arichat; Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville; Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton; Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro; Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche; Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow; Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst; South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater; Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney; Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck; and Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Yarmouth. Cancer Care Nova Scotia is a program of the Department of Health, created to reduce the burden of cancer on individuals, families and the health care system through prevention, screening, education and research.