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Alvan Pope

Consultant Urologist

Alvan Pope qualified from Middlesex Hospital, the University of London in 1980. He gained his FRCS (Eng & Edin) in 1985, his MD qualification in 1992, and his FRCS(Urol) in 1994. He has been a consultant urologist at Charing Cross Hospital since 1995.

Julian Shah

Consultant Urologist

Thirty years of specialisation has put Julian firmly at the top of his field, with a practice handling many tertiary referrals (ie from other specialists). His work as a neuro-urologist in reconstructive surgery and the rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries has helped hundreds of patients and has given him the expertise to deal effectively with bladder problems caused by trauma or disease. He also has a special interest in prostatitis (the painful prostate). Julian is widely published and is an accomplished lecturer; he is currently Regional Representative to the Council of the British Association of Urological Surgeons.

Vimoshan Arumuham

Consultant Urologist

Vimo Arumuham qualified from the University of Nottingham Medical School and in his early years of surgical training worked in hospitals throughout the country - ranging from Cornwall to Kendall. His final three years of sub-specialist training have taken him to the Institute of Urology at University College London; the largest and most prestigious Urology Unit in the UK. There he was appointed a Consultant Urological Surgeon in 2018, with his practice shared across two separate hospitals – West Hertfordshire NHS Trust and University College London NHS Foundation Trust. He lives in Chorleywood and is the lead for Upper Tract Urinary Cancer at UCLH and the Programme Director for Locally Employed Doctors at West Herts.

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

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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