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Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell reveals her cancer treatment has failed


Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell has revealed that her cancer treatment has stopped working.

The actress was given a terminal diagnosis last October.

However, brave Leah has insisted that she is still determined to find a cure.

Via Twitter

Leah, who played Zoe Tate in Emmerdale, had been told there was no treatment for her disease in Britain so raised money for pioneering immunotherapy in Germany.

Then she discovered her Chinese genes made her compatible for a clinical trial of targeted biological therapy. She started NHS treatment here at the end of 2016, reports The Mirror

But now the 53-year-old mum of two has learned the drug has failed.

Leah’s partner Jez Hughes told fans on her crowdfunding page: “We have found out the drug definitely isn’t working so she has been off this for a while while we find out the next steps.

“We think it probably stopped working back in March or even before. So for the last five months she has been prospering solely on the alternative treatments.

“This is due to your incredible support as these aren’t cheap. So we are so grateful for the opportunity to keep Leah strong and well. We really believe it is working.”

Jez said they will now go back to their plan for treatment in Germany.

Donate to Leah’s appeal at

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