Friends of Prostate Sufferers - Prostate Cancer Support Group

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Welcome to The FOPS

The FOPS (Friends of Prostate Sufferers) is a support group based in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. Established in 2009, the FOPS are a friendly group who have experienced most of the various Prostate cancer treatments that combat both Prostate Cancer and BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). The group share their experiences and answer questions you may have in a relaxed environment. We also have a two eminent Urologists who attend our monthly support group meetings. The FOPS are led by former teacher, Bob Arthy who was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2008.

In addition to our support group meetings we also offer regular PSA tests and host some fantastic fund-raising events throughout the year. To learn more about us please click the About Us menu for more information.

Our Support Group

Next Meeting: October TBC
From 7.30pm to 9.30pm at The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood

At the FOPS Support Group we all have at least one thing in common - most of us have or have had a serious prostate problem or know someone who has. We exist to help men, their partners and their families at a time when they are worried about prostate cancer.

When you first discover that you have prostate cancer it can be a huge shock to you and your family. It's a time when you will probably feel reluctant to talk, however, you could get a lot of comfort from talking somone who has treatment and been cured. Our first priority is to provide support and comfort, based on personal experiences, to men who have been recently diagnosed with or have had prostate cancer. We aim to raise awareness of the consequences of prostate cancer and, just as importantly, to encourage partners and families to appreciate how necessary it is that they support men in seeking advice.

FOPS are able to reassure, console and share experiences with anyone anywhere who finds themselves concerned about, or suffering from, any form of prostatic malfunctioning.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Our team treat everything you talk about in the strictest confidence and you can have as much or as little contact with our group as you wish. Wherever you live, if you would like a quick chat with someone who's 'been there' and will be able to provide a shoulder to lean on feel free to 'Contact Us'. Within our group we have Health Care Professionals and links with other specialist charities too.

Phone us, talk to us on a one to one basis or come along for a coffee at one of our monthly meetings.

For more information about our support group, click here.

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Latest News

The First Chorleywood Mens Health Day (October 5th) photographCome and learn about health and disease from National Experts and enjoy the discourse and discussions. See our poster below... We hope to see you there. Purchase your £20 ticket at The Chorleywood Book Shop on Main Parade. This includes your Lunch and Refreshments thoughout the day. If you have any question please contact Bob Arthy on: 07799 475199

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Prostate Peddlers Open Day event photographThe first Prostate Peddlers Open Day was a great success. There were both medics and prostate cancer patients who turned up to learn more and ride through the Chilterns and Ashridge forest. Below is a video of the day's events, which include interviews with some of those who attended... We look forward to supporting and promoting Prostate Peddlers in the future. To learn how Prostate Peddlers use cycling to support and strengthen riders, help them to cope with the disease and enjoy life pleas[...]

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A tribute for Jim Spence

22nd February 2019
A tribute for Jim Spence photographFriday 22nd February will stay long in the memories of the three hundred who packed St Aidan's Church to pay their respects to Jim Spence, whom they all appreciated so much for his wonderful caring ways, his outstanding service to the FOPS cause as a founder member and Deputy Chairman, never to forget his guitar playing and performance of his unique songs which thrilled us all. But he was first and foremost a true family man devoting his time to his lovely wife Shirley and to Karen and Stuart's [...]

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8th FOPS Free Prostate testing roadshow on 15th October at Christ Church, Chorleywood photographFrom 5 pm it was all go setting up the downstairs rooms in The Junction for the 6 pm welcoming speech and the blood sampling that followed. From 5.30 pm a steady flow of men, often with their partners, arrived and filled in registration forms and the majority then completed Assessment Forms for giving blood to eventually receive their PSA values.There were plenty of FOPS members ‘meeting and greeting’ visitors by the front door and many FOPS ladies serving teas and coffees, so the me[...]

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Our Aims

The FOPS greatest accomplishment is that, working together, we have helped, and will keep on helping, men affected by Prostate Cancer (also known as 'Tiger Cancer') turn themselves away from their personal precipices and get their lives back together. Learn more...

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Personal Stories

Uplifting Stories On the 21st and 23rd of December Dennis, a local popular garage owner, was told at Watford General hospital he had a PSA of 112 and then on retest 119. This blew his mind and in his words gave him 'high anxiety stress' which led him to contact the FOPS on Christmas Eve. Dennis talked to several FOPS... Read more...
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Make a Donation

We can't do it without your Support! - You can make a donation to The FOPS at one of our events or support groups. Alternativly, please contact our team to arrange a donation via cheque or bank transfer.

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