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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 Advocacy Update

23 February 2018

On February 20th, ICA Executive Director Lee Lowery, together with our Washington representative, went to Capitol Hill and met with staff in the offices of 8 members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. The goal of these meetings was … Continued

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