Friends of Prostate Sufferers - Prostate Cancer Support Group

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Due to the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic all upcoming Meetings have now been cancelled until further notice posted on this website.
Should you have any questions in the meantime, our Medical Team are on hand via email to answer your questions. Click here for further details...

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.

Your Questions Answered

Have your concerns addressed during the Coronavirus quarantine period

Our resident Consultant Urologists have suggested that FOPS friends may contact them with any concerns during the Coronavirus quarantine period.

Please email Bob Arthy (bobarthy@hotmail.com) along with your telephone number, who will forward your questions onto the relevant consultant during this time.

We would like to thank Alvan Pope, Julian Shah and Vimoshan Arumuham for allowing us to offer this level of support during this difficult time for all, not least those suffering from Prostate Cancer.

To learn more about our Medical Advisors click here

Email our Consultants (via bobarthy@hotmail.com)

Our Support Group

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.

For more information about our support group, click here.

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Have your concerns addressed during the Coronavirus quarantine period photographOur resident Medical Advisors have suggested that FOPS friends may contact them with any concerns during the Coronavirus quarantine period. Please email Bob Arthy (bobarthy@hotmail.com) along with your telephone number, who will forward your questions onto the relevant consultant during this time. We would like to thank our excellent Medical Advisors at this time for allowing us to offer this level of support during this difficult time for all, not least those suffering from Prostate Cancer.

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Men's Health Day Report

10th October 2019
Men's Health Day Report photographLast Saturday the 5th October in the Halle and Holborn suites at St Clement Danes School saw the launching of the Inaugural Men’s Health Day.Holding a Programme, The Organiser Julian Shah is standing (pictured from left to right) with FOPS David Cottingham and Bob Arthy and leading Surgical Urologists Professor Roger Kirby and Alvan Pope who along with Julian Shah and Victoria Muir and Asif Muneer gave the audience of almost forty souls their views on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle an[...]

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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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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

Jim's Story It was quite a shock to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in November 2008. I had been to the Doctors with a waterworks problem as many men do. I got up a lot at night but had had this problem a long time. I had various tests but no improvement on my water works. So at 71 years of age I decided to h... 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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