Ex-Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell reveals cancer drug has failed – but she’s determined to carry on fighting

FORMER Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell has revealed her cancer treatment has failed.

Leah was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in October 2016, however she raised money to travel to Germany for a pioneering immunotherapy, and later discovered her Chinese genes meant she was compatible for a biological trail on the NHS at the end of last year.

 Leah Bracknell's partner has revealed that her cancer treatment has failed

Leah Bracknell’s partner has revealed that her cancer treatment has failed

However now the the mum-of-two has learnt that the drug hasn’t worked since March so is endeavouring to find different treatments.

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

Embracing alternative therapies, Leah has sessions is an infrared sauna and has been using plant-based healing oils, and she now hopes to return to Germany for further treatment.

Despite facing adversity, Leah has remained positive and inspirational.

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Last week she tweeted a radiant picture of herself and captioned it: “Thank you for all your love and support, it means soooo much.

“#gliding Gloriously Living In Defiance of Expectation.


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