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PSA Testing Roadshow postponed until November 2020 photographOwing to the Covid 19 epidemic the 10th FOPS PSA Testing Roadshow on Monday 1st June has been postponed until an evening in November 2020. We will keep everyone updated. Please come back for further details. Venue: The Junction, Christchurch, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG 6.00pm until 9.00pm (Sometime in November TBC)

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Join the FOPS today! Now join us online! photographWe are pleased to announce the launch of a new section to on The FOPS website - a 'Join Us' page. During these unprecedented times - we wanted to ensure potential new members (together with wives/partners) are able to quickly and easily register to join The FOPS. To complete the form online - please visit https://www.thefops.org.uk/join - alternatively, we do have paper versions too. Either way, you will be contacted by a FOPS member after we receive your completed form. As a member, we will[...]

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Have your concerns addressed during the Coronavirus quarantine period photographOur resident Consultant Urologists have suggested that FOPS friends may contact them with any concerns during the Coronavirus quarantine period. Please read about our Three FOPS Consultants by accessing The Medical Team page then email the Consultant of your choice and give him your telephone number so he can phone you and you can then discuss your concerns with your Consultant. Alvan Pope - alvan.pope1@nhs.net Julian Shah - pjrshah@hoitmail.com Vimo - v.arumuham@nhs.net We would like to than[...]

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The Funeral of Roger Wotton

22nd November 2019
The Funeral of Roger Wotton photographMembers of the FOPS and I were both very sorry to hear that Roger had passed away. Roger was widely admired and we FOPS will all miss Roger’s advice, guidance and wisdom that he gave to us at our Council Meetings which he often attended. Roger’s Funeral will be held on Wednesday 11th December at 12.30 in St Bartholomews Church, Wigginton, Tring, HP23 6DZ. Afterwards you are invited to attend Pendley Manor, Cow Lane, Tring, HP23 5QY. Many Thanks, Bob

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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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8th FOPS Free Prostate testing roadshow on 15th October at Christ Church, Chorleywood photographFrom 5 pm it was all go setting up the downstairs rooms in The Junction for the 6 pm welcoming speech and the blood sampling that followed. From 5.30 pm a steady flow of men, often with their partners, arrived and filled in registration forms and the majority then completed Assessment Forms for giving blood to eventually receive their PSA values.There were plenty of FOPS members ‘meeting and greeting’ visitors by the front door and many FOPS ladies serving teas and coffees, so the me[...]

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A conversation between Mr Mark Dalloway, a new FOPS member, and Mr Alvan Pope, Urologist and FOPS medical advisor... photographAP (Alvan Pope): I am talking to Mark Dalloway, a 53 year old police officer, who was diagnosed with a locally advanced and high grade prostate cancer, just two to three months ago in November. We are going to talk about his interesting story and his treatment so far, and how this is impacting on his life and family. The FOPS can help in bringing people like Mark together and giving them mutual support and encouragement. Mark, this starts as a BRCA2 story, can you tell us a little bit about wha[...]

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Denis McCarthy Denis suffered from prostate Cancer during the latter years of his life. However, he really enjoyed being on the FOPS Council and chatting with our Consultants and his Councillor friends when he wasn’t busy contributing on current Council Matters which he found very comforting as he fought the... Read more...

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