Friends of Prostate Sufferers - Prostate Cancer Support Group

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About Us

The FOPS are based in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. We have eminent Urologists, a Nurse Specialist and a local GP on the FOPS council, as well as support from the local Chorleywood surgeries. The group is led by former teacher, Bob Arthy.

We have FOPS who have experienced most of the various treatments that combat both prostate cancer and BPH who are able to talk to you.

We know that women can be very persuasive to get their men to act so you are particularly welcome to "contact us" about a partner or friend.

"The FOPS Case Summary" gives an overview of some of our varied case histories and you can find out more about each individual by following the links.

Also see our ”Aims” which sets out more formally what The FOPS are about and "Media Coverage" to hear Bob Arthy being interviewed in a BBC broadcast as part of our awareness campaign.

However, as well as serious discussion, we know that laughter is the best tonic in most situations to help cheer us up.

With that in mind the Fopsters (a few of the FOPS) have penned some words that go with both original and well known tunes to provide a more light hearted insight into our common problem.

See also "The Fopsters" for more songs and helpful videos that are particularly effective in raising awareness.

Please explore our site and if, at some stage, you would like to join the FOPS you would be very welcome to join us in helping others take on Tiger Cancer of the prostate - and give them the best chance to get back on with their lives, as we have.

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Upcoming Events

28Apr 2021

FOPS 2021 AGM to be held on Zoom (28th April 2021)

Wednesday 28th April 2021

This year's FOPs AGM will be held via zoom due to Covid-19 restrictions. Read more...

5May 2021

FOPS Virtual Zoom Support Group Meeting (Wed 5th May 2021 Online)

Wednesday 5th May 2021

From 7.45pm (for 8pm start) on Wednesday 5th May 2021 we will be holding another Virtual Support Group meeting with our resident Consultant Urologists Read more...

2Jun 2021

FOPS Virtual Zoom Support Group Meeting (Wed 2nd June 2021 Online) *PROVISIONAL*

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

From 7.45pm (for 8pm start) on Wednesday 2nd June 2021 we will be holding another Virtual Support Group meeting with our resident Consultant Urologists *PROVISIONAL* Read more...

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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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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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