Depends on whether the papillary was high grade or low grade. CIS is always high grade and so is more likely to spread than a low grade. If the papillary was high grade that means it has the potential to spread.
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
Which is most likely to spread....Papillary or CIS? I have CIS. Doing 3rd Gemzar treatment tomorrow then scope in 1st week September then if back they said R/C. Every cytology I've had since beginning has came back as CIS even after TURBTS so I guess my bladder just full of cancer and it's a wait for a tumor to do anything. Sounds sorta like a dangerous whack a mole game here. Seems more I learn about this less I know. Thanks for ur input.
My thoughts based on my history and not a recommendation. Diagnosed T1. To date, two TURBTS and 9 BCG treatments. At this point, several clear cystoscopes and FISH tests (for now, cancer free). In my case, BCG has proved highly effective. Pending resolution of the BCG shortage, planning for additional treatments.