Leah Bracknell starts new treatment to slow terminal cancer
3 April 2019 - 1:00 PM

Leah Bracknell starts new treatment to slow terminal cancer

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Leah Bracknell has started an experimental treatment to slow her terminal cancer.

The former "Emmerdale" star - who played Zoe Tate on the ITV soap - was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in 2016 and began a clinical trial last summer finding the first stage had stabilised the aggressive progression of the cancer.

The 54-year-old actress has now revealed she's undergoing a new treatment in her clinical trial to decrease the progress of the disease even further.

Alongside the picture of an inflated blue latex glove with a face drawn on, she wrote: "A Spring Equinox rabbit-geez!!! ?( it's becoming a bit of a competition among the nurses on the trial!) aka an ice filled latex glove for pre jab numbing. Thank you C , this is one to beat!! xx. (sic)"

The soap star previously insisted she's determined to get her old life back and is sick of battling with conflicted emotions.

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In a blog post titled "Take Me Back to Normal", Leah wrote: "Living with stage four cancer is not black and white, we cannot always be the noble and exceptional patient nor are we always self-pitying and woe-is-me.

"Life on this path is far more nuanced see-sawing somewhere between the two; there are sunny days and there are days when dark clouds glower ominously and oppressively. To sum up, I am fed up of being fed up. And I'd like a break please.

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"Having a moan and a whinge does not come without a sizeable chunk of guilt. I know there are people out there who are enduring much worse circumstances than I. I know that I have a great deal about which to be grateful.

"But that little part of me that is feeling sorry for myself just wants to be seen and heard. She wants to jump up and down shouting, "It's not fair", "I want my life back", "I want to feel normal again"."

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