Hope it wasn't a loved one or a good friend who spouted off like that - showing such ignorance.
Yeah, it's chronic. If we're lucky, we can say "chronic with periods of remission"... if and when we ever get to feeling very well.
As for that "better" cancer... I try to be careful not to reply to anyone who comes here using that term... because I read a post when I first came here similar to yours... saying, in effect, "It's still cancer, and that's not 'better' than any other kind".
Gotta agree with you on both points.