About Us


Owner of Best Alternative, Eleanor Thompson, is an experienced Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Advisor registered with the Ontario Ministry of Health, a Certified Prostheses Fitter and Specialist with 30 years of experience and, even more important, is a 40 year cancer survivor. Eleanor actually started her business because of her own experiences in choosing what was necessary after mastectomy surgery and chemotherapy treatment. Here is her story: 


Many years ago, when faced with choosing a breast prosthesis, I had some very unhappy experiences and ended up with products which made me feel less than comfortable. 


The problem was, I didn’t know where to go or what I should be looking for; nor did I realize that government funding was available.


My choices were made in a very public setting with assistance from sales staff interested in a business transaction.


It need not be that way for you!


Determined to find a better way for other women facing the same difficulties, I am pleased to be able to offer a quiet, comfortable, and completely private setting so that choices can be made in an unhurried atmosphere where professional advice and emotional support are available.



Best Alternative

Best Alternative in Burlington, Ontario has been offering support, advice, and mastectomy products throughout the Halton region and beyond, since 1990.