While vacationing in Thailand, Ron Tedder paid a visit to Bangkok Hospital after spraining his ankle during a trip to a local temple. Receiving prompt treatment for his ankle, he decided to sign up for a same-day Men's Health Check-Up to ensure that he was in otherwise good health. A comprehensive series of tests revealed that his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) count, the leading indicator of an enlarged prostate, was a little high. To verify that this was not indicative of a serious condition, he followed his physician's advice and consented to an ultrasound examination. Upon inspection of the ultrasound, Dr. Prasert Lertsanguansinchai explained to Ron that, although the ultrasound did not reveal any tumors, the only way to be sure that cancer was not present was to undergo a biopsy.
"I was set to go back to England that weekend," recalls Ron, "so I thought I'd just take care of it there. The last thing I imagined was that I had cancer."
On arriving home in England, Ron paid a visit to his local hospital to take a biopsy and received the shock of his life: his biopsy revealed the early stages of prostate cancer.
Anxious to receive immediate treatment for what is often a life-threatening illness, Ron was quickly discouraged. "They said I would have to wait four weeks to see a doctor, and that even then I may not qualify for treatment for several months, so I called Dr. Prasert in Thailand."
Soon after contacting Bangkok Hospital, Ron was on a plane back to Thailand. He arrived on a Monday evening and was admitted the following morning for diagnostic imaging and routine tests. Four days later he was admitted for treatment.
After being successfully treated for cancer at Wattanosoth Hospital, Ron returned to England for a follow up visit with his local physician. "My doctor saw the results and almost fell out of his chair. I can say categorically that Bangkok Hospital saved my life."