So far I have tried two items for my itchy scalp due to Tasigna.
The first was recommended from a friend with breast cancer. It is Nioxin serum, found at select beauty supply stores. It helped some, and my fine hair liked it. But then my beautician tried an in-house shampoo, which was more helpful. It is Tea Tree Special Shampoo by Paul Mitchell. While I still have some hot spots, overall the shampoo soothes my scalp better. Just a suggestion for those of you with this side effect.
Dx early Dec. 2010, Tasigna 400 mg 2x/day since 12/23. Numbers all in the normal range now.
I appreciate reading all the input in this forum. Trey, I copied out your layman's explanation of CML for my mom. I think it helped her to understand better what has happened, although she still blames my father's genes! Going on a quilting retreat tomorrow; be back here next weekend. Best wishes to all.