Every September, IC/BPS patients and organizations around the world gather together to promote interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and chronic pelvic pain. This year, our campaign is bold and blunt, telling the story of patients who are refused pain treatment with, in some cases, tragic results. Despite decades of research showing that this medical condition [...]
IC/BPS Patients Refuse To Suffer In Silence Demanding Compassionate and Humane Pain Care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 1, 2017 When IC/BPS patient Lisa Benshabat took her life on February 9, 2016, her dreams could no longer sustain her. Daily, agonizing pelvic pain and a medical community that was unresponsive to her needs led her to [...]
We are pleased to announce the winners of our newest contest on twitter. We asked patients to tweet out their real life and/or funny moments using the hashtag- #lifewithic FIRST PLACE - @Bronti01 This is the sad reality for so many patients. Urologists generally work with older men and women struggling with diseases associated with [...]
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 IC Awareness Month Meme Contest! Our gratitude to the more than 50 patients who submitted entries and our winners. It was truly difficult to pick the best. They were all great!! FIRST PLACE - Stephanie Patterson We love the message of the winning meme by [...]
Every year during the IC Awareness Month campaign, we ask patients to submit art that shares information about life with IC. This years entries were fun, diverse, poignant and educational. It was very hard to pick winners.. they are all so good! FIRST PLACE - Lynn Dryburgh Lynn best exemplified our theme this year on [...]
IC patients are creative geniuses! Take a look at some of the entries that we've received so far for our 2016 IC Meme contest! Funny or poignant, each one certainly tells an interesting side of #lifewithic!
IC Fast Facts For Media Professionals What is IC? Interstitial cystitis / bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a chronic pelvic pain condition with an unknown etiology. Patients typically experience "an unpleasant sensation (pain, pressure, discomfort) perceived to be related to the urinary bladder" that lasts longer than six weeks in the absence of infection or [...]
Shining A Light On Interstitial Cystitis & Chronic Pelvic Pain Fungi (Candida) May Contribute To Bladder Symptoms & Flares FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 1, 2016 (Santa Rosa, CA) When a patient experiences urinary frequency, urgency, pressure and pain, most care providers assume that a bacterial infection is present. Yet, as millions of interstitial cystitis [...]