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If I have IC/PBS, does it mean I have cancer?

IC/PBS is not the same as cancer. Researchers have found no evidence that IC/PBS is associated with any increased risk for contracting bladder cancer. Having IC/PBS also does not mean that you currently have cancer.

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Is interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome serious?
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IC/PBS can severely interfere with a person's quality of life, but you cannot die from it. In additi...
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What causes interstitial cystitis?
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Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome is one of many functional symptom syndromes, composed...
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What is the rate of incidence for IC/PBS?
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More women then men are affected by  interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). Approx...
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Can interstitial cystitis be prevented?
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