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.

Latest News

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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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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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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