Interstitial Cystitis (IC), also called ‘Painful Bladder Syndrome’. Many IC sufferers are also affected by IBS, Fibromyalgia, and chronic inflammation. Because of the nature of the disorders, pain and inflammation plague patients in a number of ways, affecting not just the bladder but also the back, stomach, at times the entire body, including (understandably), mental well being. Though it is a bladder disease, IC is often likened to Stage 4 Renal Cancer in the presented symptoms. A maximization of quality of life improvement measures and supportive treatments are imperative.