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Interstitial Cystitis Association

Health AwardsThe Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is the only nonprofit charitable organization dedicated solely to improving the quality of healthcare and lives of people living with interstitial cystitis (IC).

IC is recurring pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region, often associated with urinary frequency (needing to go often) and urgency (feeling a strong need to go).

IC can affect anyone. More than 12 million people in the US have IC:

  • Women: 3 to 8 million
  • Men: 1 to 4 million
  • Children: prevalence data are not known

Revised Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Latest from ICA

ICA Call for Volunteer Writers

22 August 2016

ICA is looking for outstanding volunteer writers with the ability and experience to write and contribute compelling, engaging, and informative copy for its website and articles for its award-winning magazine, ICA Update. Volunteer writers will receive emailed assignment details (background … Continued


18 August 2016

Interstitial cystitis is difficult to say and IC is not a sexy condition. Family and friends probably haven’t even heard of it. ICA understands. That’s why we advocate to raise awareness and research dollars which are desperately needed to ensure … Continued

Your messages to me were so encouraging and took away the horrible loneliness and panic that I had been living with.

- Carolyn


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