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: Wed, March 1st Next Meeting: TBC Next Meeting: TBC Next Meeting: 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.

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Latest News

Get Thee Down to Rickmansworth Waitrose... photographThe FOPS were chosen to be one of the three monthly charity’s for January who share the monthly £1000 prize between them, depending on how many green tokens each Charity attracts during January. So tell all your friends to join you on a daily shop at Waitrose, that would earn you 7 tokens a week. Even if you only buy a Newspaper you get a green token... See you in Waitrose !Bob

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A Fitting Finale of 2016

31st December 2016
The December FOPs Support Group Meeting was extremely well supported and at least 3 new members were made to feel welcome. The evening had an especially Christmas theme with songs led by Jim Spence and trusty guitar, excellent raffle and tasty nibbles provided by Gabrielle and her able team. Alvan Pope spoke in his usual entertaining yet most informative manner. Answering questions on a diverse range of medical matters. A fitting finale to a most successful 2016 series of FOPs Support Group M[...]

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Merry Christmas to One and All

24th December 2016
Merry Christmas to One and All photographOn behalf of 'The FOPS' we would like to wish all of our members and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!

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Monstrous Movember 2016

4th December 2016
Monstrous Movember 2016 photographOver fifty souls were packed into Rootz Bistro in Main Parade Chorleywood for the annual Tiger Prostate Cancer Awareness Evening which was, as always, splendidly hosted by Phil and Cathy. The Friends of Prostate Sufferers Monstrous Movember as it was advertised this year, more than lived up to its name as Bobs Boys, all FOPS Singers, and Paul Jones’ Open Mikers entertained us regally as we ate delicious 'home made' watercress roulades, from the Chess, fresh tasty salads and pies and drank [...]

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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...

About the FOPS

Personal Stories

David's Story My life revolves round historic sports and racing cars, as does that of my wife and our three sons. I have raced cars for over forty years and always considered myself to be a reasonably fit and healthy guy. When in 2007 I had a mini heart problem I thought “well ok I have a mechanical proble... 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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