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: November 16th 2016
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 - we've all had prostate cancer and we've survived thanks to a variety of treatments. 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

‘Curl A Mo’ for Movember - The Brilliant Song by the Mick Flinn Band photographWe are fortunate to be able to share this brilliant recording by Mick Flinn and his band ahead of Movember... The Mick Flynn Band - Curl a Mo The story behind this song starts back in Melbourne Australia in 1970. At the time, Mick Flinn was the lead singer/bass player of the pop group, The Mixtures. Although sceptical, Mick visited a clairvoyant by the name of Stevo for a reading and she quickly picked up strong feelings for bicycles. Unbeknown to her, Mick had recently been in the studio re[...]

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Coffee Morning for Macmillan at the Junction photographFrom Nine till Noon guitars played, first Ian Senior and then his friends Bob and Bob sang whilst coffee flowed and a host of Christ Church Parishioners and some FOPS (the Friends of Prostate Sufferers) ate delicious cakes as the sipped their Americanos and chatted away one to another as they guessed the number of decorative spots on the Macmillan cake... Later Dr Caroline, the world champion for the Triathlon, arrived and so did the lovely ladies from Sewell and Gardner.. twas then that the [...]

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New website now online!

16th September 2016
New website now online! photographWe are proud to announce the launch of the new FOPS website! Thank you to Derek, David and his team at DigitalFlare for producing a fantastic and functional looking website to help raise awareness and promote our support groups. We hope you enjoy the new look and look forward to updating the website with new content, useful information and details about upcoming events and fundraising events. Please if you have any comments about our website, do not hesitate to get in touch with us!

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Review of the 6th FOPS Prostate Roadshow at Christchurch 2016 photographThe Junction at Christ Church Chorleywood is administered by the remarkable Debbie Bloomfield and her team who believe in the FOPS and went the extra mile to ensure success. Come 5.30pm on a bright March Monday afternoon there were already many FOPS as well as Guys and Gals from our unique Support Group setting out tables and chairs, organising the cafeteria, and awaiting to meet and greet the 50 men who had signed up for a PSA test. So Brian, the first man who arrived at the Junction just befo[...]

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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

Bob's Story Passing water had became more and more of a strain, hence an appointment for a check up was made. "Your PSA is 18" said the doctor "and I'd like to examine your prostate, so up on the couch please. Hmm - your prostate is rather large, I'd like you to see a specialist." Hence in May 2008, my saviour,... 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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