We applied sub-Hertz analysis of viscoelasticity (SAVE) to differentiate breast masses in pre-biopsy patients. Tissue response during external ramp-and-hold stress was ultrasonically detected. Displacements were used to acquire tissue viscoelastic parameters. The fast instantaneous response and slow creep-like deformations were modeled as the response of a linear standard solid from which viscoelastic parameters were estimated. These parameters were used in a multi-variable classification framework to differentiate malignant from benign masses identified by pathology. When employing all viscoelasticity parameters, SAVE resulted in 71.43% accuracy in differentiating lesions. When combined with ultrasound features and lesion size, accuracy was 82.24%. Adding a quality metric based on uniaxial motion increased the accuracy to 81.25%. When all three were combined with SAVE, accuracy was 91.3%. These results confirm the utility of SAVE as a robust ultrasound-based diagnostic tool for non-invasive differentiation of breast masses when used as stand-alone biomarkers or in conjunction with ultrasonic features. Copyright © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.