From King Dictionary of Contemporary English sufferer suf‧fer‧er / ˈsʌf ərə $ -ər / noun [countable ] MI ILL someone who suffers, especially from a particular illness → victim sufferer from sufferers from headaches AIDS/cancer/asthma/arthritis etc sufferers a support group for cancer sufferers Examples from the Corpus sufferer • According to the World Bank, there are up to 700,000 sufferers. • Previously, families could lose out on compensation of up to £30,000 if a sufferer died before the case was settled. • It also follows that any sufferer primarily addicted to one of these other drugs will tend to be cross-addicted to alcohol. • Table 6.1 makes no distinction between different types of dementia sufferer. • The health centre runs a support group for Parkinson's disease sufferers. • Meanwhile, I have just one tip for fellow sufferers. • Summer can be a nightmare for hay fever sufferers. • Studies indicate that the treatment has helped headache sufferers. • The paper could prove enormously important to the future of the 200 million malaria sufferers around the world. • There are, of course, male sufferers of hysteria, she points out. • Many sufferers from depression struggle on for years before seeking help. • Lupus is a disease of the immune system and nine out of ten sufferers are women. • It may - or may not - be appropriate to recommend the sufferer to refer these issues for group assessment. AIDS/cancer/asthma/arthritis etc sufferers • Of course, large hurdles remain before asthma sufferers can breathe easier. • Clergy who revile homosexuality from the pulpit often turn around and take up collections and provide care for AIDS sufferers. • Good for arthritis sufferers and they say it even stops snoring. • If successful it will mean gentler treatments for cancer sufferers as many drugs currently in use have toxic side effects. • She even invites AIDS sufferers to come and talk to them. • She knew why so many AIDS sufferers hid, how they faced losing jobs, insurance, homes. • The idea was to talk to survivors of life's hardships, from concentration camp victims to cancer sufferers.