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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 Volunteer Featured in Woman’s World

15 April 2021

ICA patient advocate, Iliana Brockman, was recently featured in Woman’s World magazine. “After months of burning and frequent urination that no medication could cure, Iliana Brockman feared her life would never be the same. But then she discovered an interstitial … Continued

ICA Volunteers – We Appreciate You!

15 April 2021

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24, 2021), ICA would like to celebrate all the volunteers who dedicate their time, talent, and expertise to the IC community. Every ICA volunteer makes a difference in our organization, and helps to … Continued

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

- Carolyn

Interstitial Cystitis Association

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    McLean, VA 22102


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