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.

Your Questions Answered

Have Your Concerns addressed during the Coronavirus Quarantine Period

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

Please read about our four FOPS Consultants by accessing The Medical Team page then email the Consultant of your choice and give them your telephone number so they can phone you and you can then discuss your concerns.

Alvan Pope - alvan.pope1@nhs.net
Julian Shah - pjrshah@hotmail.com
Vimo - v.arumuham@nhs.net
Victoria Muir - victorialmuir@hotmail.com

We would like to thank Alvan Pope, Julian Shah, Vimoshan Arumuham and Victorial Muir 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

Our Support Group

Next Meeting:
Virtual Zoom Meeting - Wed 5th May

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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Latest News

FOPS Virtual Zoom Support Group Meeting (Wednesday 3rd Feb 2021 Online) photographInside our "Upcoming Events" section - we have just announced another upcoming support group meeting via Zoom! From 7.45pm (for 8pm start sharp) on Wednesday 3rd Feb, we will be holding a meeting with our three resident Consultant Urologists. Before the meeting - members will be emailed joining instructions... If you are not a FOPS member please sign up on our "join us" page and we will send you joining instructions too. If you have any questions about our meeting please do contact us, via tele[...]

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FOPS Virtual Zoom Support Group Meeting (Wednesday 6th Jan 2021 Online) photographInside our "Upcoming Events" section - we have just announced another upcoming support group meeting via Zoom! From 7.45pm (for 8pm start sharp) on Wednesday 6th Jan 2021, we will be holding a meeting with our three resident Consultant Urologists. Before the meeting - members will be emailed joining instructions... If you are not a FOPS member please sign up on our "join us" page and we will send you joining instructions too. If you have any questions about our meeting please do contact us, via[...]

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FOPS Virtual Zoom Support Group Meeting (Wednesday 2nd December Online) photographInside our "Upcoming Events" section - we have just announced another upcoming support group meeting via Zoom! From 7.45pm (for 8pm start sharp) on Wednesday 2nd December, we will be holding a meeting with our three resident Consultant Urologists. Before the meeting - members will be emailed joining instructions... If you are not a FOPS member please sign up on our "join us" page and we will send you joining instructions too. If you have any questions about our meeting please do contact us, via[...]

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FOPS Virtual Zoom Support Group Meeting (Wed 7th October Online) photographInside our "Upcoming Events" section - we have just announced another upcoming support group meeting via Zoom! From 7.45pm (for 8pm start sharp) on Wednesday 7th October we will be holding a meeting with our three resident Consultant Urologists. Before the meeting - members will be emailed joining instructions... If you are not a FOPS member please sign up on our "join us" page and we will send you joining instructions too. If you have any questions about our meeting please do contact us, via t[...]

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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

Roger's Story It was late 2008 when I ventured to my GP mentioning having to get up more frequently at night. So, the first PSA test, which at the age of 60 came back at 4.5. There followed 4 more PSA tests over two years with the last one being 6. With my GP retiring I was allocated a new doctor, who just happen... 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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