Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell reveals treatment has failed after terminal cancer diagnosis


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Leah Bracknell was identified with cancer in October 2016

The 53-year-old — who played Emmerdale’s Zoe Tate for 16 years — has been be preserving fans updated via a GoFundMe page which has been set up by her partner Jez Hughes.

In the belated update, Jez said that the medication “probably stopped working furtively in March,” but that they’ve been relying on alternative treatments since.

The report read: “We have found out the drug definitely isn’t working so she has been off this for a while we find out out the next steps.

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

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

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Leah’s partner Jez Hughes has been giving updates via the GoFundMe send for

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Leah has managed to raise over £64k so far

We have found out the drug definitely isn’t magnum opus so she has been off this for a while we find out the next steps

Leah Bracknell’s consort Jez Hughes

Leah and Jez have managed to raise over £64,000 on the fundraising folio so far and have constantly been inundated with well wishes.

Leah in the old days said of her battle with the illness: “As a direct result of the campaign and later information people were giving us, I went for a second and third appraisal, for treatment pathways and options.

«It’s been EYE OPENING. I am SO glad we did. I never staid considered it was an option. And it has led to some really positive and unexpected news.»

Regardless of being given a lifeline though, 

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Leah played Emmerdale’s Zoe Tate for 16 years

She interpreted in an emotional message at the end of last year: “I am grateful and thankful beyond acceptance and beyond words for this lifeline. That I had originally believed was not a feelings option, so It is such a bright beacon of positivity and good fortune.

«It displays the prayers and good wishes I have received are working so far.»

To donate and arouse out more information about Leah’s Cancer Fund click here.