Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell says she wants cancer to be her “superpower”

The actress is undergoing a new treatment to slow the progress of her terminal lung cancer

Actress Leah Bracknell wants cancer to be her “superpower”.

The former Emmerdale star – who played Zoe Tate on the ITV soap – was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer three years ago, and she has come up with a “mad, crazy idea” to embrace life with the disease.

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Taking to Instagram this week, she wrote: “So I was just thinking, if Greta Thunberg and Chris Packham consider their Aspergers and autism to be their superpower, to help them see and think outside the box, I’m just wondering if cancer could be MY superpower…

“I know, what a mad, crazy idea, but why the hell not?? #CancerRebel ‘I embrace every opportunity that cancer gives me to learn, to grow, to expand.’ And to FLY!

“#changingperspectives #thinkingoutsidethebox #harnessyoursuperpower (sic)”

Leah wonders if cancer could be her “superpower” (Credit: Instagram/@leahbracknell)

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Earlier this month Leah, 54, revealed she’s undergoing a new treatment to decrease the progress of the disease even further after she began a clinical trial last summer.

Alongside the picture of an inflated blue latex glove with a face drawn on, she wrote at the time: “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!!”

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

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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