Uterine cancer is cancer of the uterus. If you receive a hysterectomy, you can not get uterine cancer. However, you can possibly get cervical cancer which is cancer at the opening of the uterus. For this reason, it is important to see your doctor and have your yearly pap smears to ensure that you do not get cervical cancer. During the hysterectomy, both fallopian tubes and ovaries are commonly removed and the patient is put on hormone replacement therapy. If your provider did not remove your ovaries, you are still at risk for getting ovarian cancer as well. Talk to you Gynaecologist if you experience any new or unusual symptoms.