Don't be sorry for "all the posts." I was in a real panic when I got my diagnosis! You are correct that bladder cancer has a nasty little habit of returning....whether it is low grade or high grade. However, your dad's urologist will be keeping a close watch on him so that any recurrence (and there may NOT be any) will be caught early. The usual protocol is to schedule cystoscopy exams every three months for 2 years, every six months until 5 years have passed, and then annually forever.
As we have indicated, this is a highly treatable disease when caught early, as your dad's was.
Do ask any questions that pop up!! (And be discriminating in your use of "Dr. Google.")
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
Hey, I am guessing all will be well. Caught early like almost all cancers it is beatable and treatable. Stanford as a second look is what I'd do, and you are doing it! Most of us come through stronger and more effective in life. You and you Dad will too!
DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.